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Methodology and evidence base on the indirect GHG effects of using wastes, residues, and by-products for biofuels and bioenergy
Ecometrica, Eunomia & Imperial College London
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As part of its climate change programme the UK Government has introduced market based regulatory measures to encourage the provision of renewable energy. At the European level the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) is expected to result in significant new demand for energy from biomass, particularly in the transport sector where other options are limited. Furthermore, the contribution of biofuels made from "wastes" and "residues" towards compliance with national renewable energy obligations will be considered twice that of other biofuels (Article 21, 2, RED). The research presented in this report has been commissioned by the Renewable Fuels Agency and the Department for Energy and Climate Change in order to develop a methodology for quantifying the indirect greenhouse gas impacts of using "wastes", "residues" and "by-products" for biofuels or bioenergy, and to provide an evidence base on these effects.
Added on 7 January 2010
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