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1 European Commission, DG Energy Ewout Deurwaarder 29/06/2010 Biofuels in the EU Renewable Energy Directive - Update Energy crops advisory group EF/010/077

2 | 2 EU Renewable Energy Directive (2009). Part of the EU climate and energy package. Proposed January Politically agreed December Adopted April Official publication June In force 25 June 2009

3 | 3 Directive implementation. Member States to: » Transpose into national legislation by 5 December 2010 » Draw up national renewable energy action plans (NREAPs) by 30 June 2010 Facilitates monitoring of the Directive and provides stability for investment Commission has adopted a template in June 2009 Documents are/will become available at: ency_platform_en.htm

4 | 4 National Renewable Energy Action Plans - Template

5 | 5

6 | 6 Implementation of the sustainability criteria. By 5 December Auditing & providing evidence » according to EU Member States rules » or alternatively the Commission can accredit ‘voluntary schemes’ (or international agreements) as sufficient. * Very limited scope for exceptions to this

7 | 7 10 June: 3 documents adopted by the Commission. Communication on the practical implementation » to facilitate a consistent implementation » provides details on practical aspects of each of the sustainability criteria. » no binding character. Communication on voluntary schemes and default values » sets out how the Commission will assess ‘voluntary schemes’ » sets out how and when the Commission intends to update the ‘default values’ in Annex V. Decision on the calculation of land carbon stocks Documents available via _en.htm

8 | 8 To follow through comitology procedure. Definition of ‘biodiverse grasslands’ – in progress, following up on consultation. Definitions of ‘severely degraded/heavily contaminated land’ – in progress, simultaneous with ‘biodiverse grassland’. Decision on reporting of certain further elements - in progress. Approval of voluntary schemes: Commission is ready to assess such schemes upon request. Update of Annex V default values: as indicated in the Communication, intention to do this in 2010

9 | 9 MS reports under article 19(2). Use of default GHG values in the EU only if the NUTS2 area is on a list delivered by Member State, according to article 19(2).. Deadline for delivering lists: March Progress: half of the reports by now. Commission is evaluating the reports, subsequently publishing on the transparency platform. In the pipeline: Commission report under article 19(4): feasibility of applying 19(2) approach to third countries

10 | 10 Indirect land use change. Land use change as a result of displacement effects. Commission to report: » Reviewing the impact indirect land use change » Addressing ways to minimise the impact. (If appropriate, methodology for emissions from carbon stock changes cause by indirect land use change.). Timeline » Pre-consultation workshops on ‘policy elements’ held July 2009 » Commission currently conducting four studies » Public consultation soon » Commission report by end 2010 » In case of proposal, aim to adopt in law by end Requirement also in the Fuel Quality Directive

11 | 11 Commission monitoring and reporting. Biannual monitoring and reporting ( ): » Land use » Soil, water and air protection measures » Impacts on biodiversity » Social sustainability » Food security, wider development issues » Commodity price changes in Community and main third countries of supply » Balanced approach between domestic production and imports ‘Baseline needed’, work ongoing, see tender 2009/s112_160619_specifications.pdf

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