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Further biomass demand for climate protection

Regulation proposals for Indirect Land Use Change

Biomass currently accounts for the biggest share of renewable energies in Germany and worldwide. It also plays an important role in the climate protection targets. At the same time, the environmental and climate effects that are related to the growth of biomass use are discussed very critically. The most important issue in this discussion is the increased demand on agricultural lands. The following contribution makes emphasis on the evaluation of direct and indirect land use effects and presents the current regulation proposals.

September 2013