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EEA Briefing 2/2005 - how much biomass can Europe use without harming the environment?

Funded under: FP6-SUSTDEV


Although the production of bioenergy helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions, biomass production is likely to create additional environmental pressures, in particular on biodiversity, soil and water resources. This briefing attempts to assess the volume of biomass that can be converted into energy without endangering the environment. It concludes that there seems to be sufficient biomass potential in the EU-25 to support the Union�s renewable energy targets in total safety. Nevertheless, those are nothing but preliminary results. Maximising the gains and minimising the potential threats still require careful long-term planning.

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Authors: No author stated, European Environment Agency, Copenhagen (DK)
Bibliographic Reference: European Environment Agency, Copenhagen, 2005 4 pp, free of caharge
Availability: Katalogue Number: TH-AM-05-001-EN-C The paper version can be ordered online and the PDF version downloaded at:
ISBN: ISSN 1830-2246
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