Energy expert: ‘There is a fundamental issue with biomass counting in energy statistics’

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This is down to the way energy is counted in the statistics, right? So for biomass, statistics would look at primary energy – the theoretical energy contained in a wood log, for example – whereas for other sources of energy, you would count the energy output, or useful energy, correct? But it still does not address the fundamental issue of biomass counting in energy statistics. And that’s because it’s convenient to use biomass since you get so many credits towards your renewable energy target. And that, in turn, encourages wood harvesting for biomass use so EU countries can count this towards their renewable energy target…Yes, I would agree.
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