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Letter to the European Parliament ENVI Committee on RED

Letter to the ENVI Committee of the European Parliament on RED

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To: Member of the ENVI Committee of the European Parliament

Topic: Why it is necessary to establish sustainability standards for the energy use of waste, residues and (by-products) in RED II

Brussels, September 27, 2017

Dear members of the ENVI Committee of the European Parliament,

We urge you to support Amendment No. 902 and related amendments (690, 695, 696), which will be voted on by the ENVI Committee from October 11th to 12th, for the use of municipal and industrial waste, residues and (adopted) energy products introduce.

Article 26-Paragraph 8a (New)-Sustainability and Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards for Biofuels, Bioliquids and Biomass Fuels

Out of (a), (b) and (c) of paragraph 1, the principle of waste classification shall be met to avoid major distortions in the market for (by-products, wastes or residues).

The Commission shall pass an authorization bill based on Article 32, which sets out the detailed rules for the application of this paragraph.

The amendment is to ensure that the use of municipal and industrial wastes, residues and (by-products) used for energy production comply with the EU waste classification principles and to avoid any distortions in the waste, residues and (by-products) market. product.

In addition, voting for Amendment No. 902 is essential to ensure that RED II is aligned with the circular economy package and the recent committee communication on the role of waste-to-energy in the circular economy.

Signed by:

Amigos de la Tierra (Spain)

Bond Beter Leefmilieu (Belgium)

2 degrees Celsius (Romania) Collectif 3r (France)

Ecological Cycle Association (Greece)

ECOS (Europe)

European Composting Network (Europe)

European Environment Agency (Europe)

Friends of the Earth Europe (Europe)

Društvo Ekologi brez meja (Slovenia)

Harmless Medical (Europe)

Humusz Szövetség (Hungary)

Circular Economy Institute (Poland)

Polish Zero Waste Association (Poland)

Rettet den Regenwald (Germany)

No incineration network in the UK (UK)

VšĮ „Žiedinė ekonimika“ (Lithuania)

Za Zemiata (Bulgaria)

Zero – Associação Sistema Terrestre Sustentável (Portugal)

Zero Waste Europe (Europe)

Zero Waste France (France)

Zero Waste Montenegro (Montenegro)

Zero Zabor ibe Basque Country (Spain)

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