Dutch environment minister Jacqueline Cramer presented on 27 April the final report of an expert group on biomass use. The “Cramer Commission” has defined criteria for the sustainable use of biomass in transport, electricity and chemicals production. The European Union is preparing similar criteria for Europe-wide application.
The report is available in Dutch only. Reuters has more on this story. EurActiv has an extensive LinksDossier on the EU’s biomass policy.
10 European environmental NGOs (Greenpeace, WWF, Friends of the Earth and others) have issued a very critical report on the achievements of the Barroso Commission in the field of environment, energy and sustainable development. Although the green G-10 has a positive note for environment commissioner Dimas, the Commission as a whole gets only a 4 out of 10 for its first 2,5 years. Only the Commission’s climate change efforts receive a good grade. Read the report and the G-10 press release.