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Author Title (in English) Publisher Year Country
Ministry of Economy and Innovatoin (MEI)  Resolution of the Council of Ministries - 63/2003 Ministry of Economy and Innovatoin (MEI) 2003 PT

Language: English

Summary:

Promotion of national competitiveness : the main focus is the liberalisation of the electricity market and to decrease energy intensity. In early 2007, the renewable energy targets were reviewed and made more ambitious: -The target rate of electricity produced from renewable energy sources by 2010 was set higher, going from its initial figure of 39% to 45%. – The percentage of biofuels as part of road-transport fuel was set at 10% by 2010, up from the previous target of 5.75%. – 5% to 10% of coal used in Sines and Pego power plants is to be prelaced by biomass or waste by 2010.

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Resolution of the Council of Ministries - 63/2003

Federation of Retail and Distribution Enterprises  Retailer Sustainable Commerce Agreement Federation of Retail and Distribution Enterprises 2008 FR

Title (orig.): Retailer Sustainable Commerce Agreement

Language: English

Summary:

On 29 January 2008, the French Ministry of Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and Planning signed a five-year agreement with the Federation of Retail and Distribution Enterprises, representing 26 500 outlets nationwide. The agreement commits the retail sector to establish packaging waste and greenhouse gas emission reduction goals. Retailers agreed to undertake detailed analysis of the CO2 emissions of all their activities, to better assess emissions from merchandise transportation and in-store activities. They also pledged to improve energy efficiency in stores, by switching to low-energy lighting and upgrading refrigeration and freezer systems. They also committed to acquiring at least 20% of their overall energy use from renewable energy sources by 2020

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Retailer Sustainable Commerce Agreement

European Unions Community Support Framework (POE)  Revision of Energy Programme and PEDIP, SIME European Unions Community Support Framework (POE) 2000 PT

Language: English

Summary:

Revision of Energy Programme and PEDIP, SIME. In 2000, a new programme in support of economic development activities under the European Unions Community Support Framework (POE) was prepared. It set out new regulations related to incentives for energy efficiency and energy diversification (renewables) projects.

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Revision of Energy Programme and PEDIP, SIME

Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment  Royal Decree 1007/2015, of 6 November, by which regulates the acquisition, for the Carbon Fund for a Sustainable Economy, carbon credit Plan to Promote Environment in the sector of the company "PIMA Company" for reducing greenhouse gases at its facilities Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment 2015 ES

Title (orig.): Real Decreto 1007/2015, de 6 de noviembre, por el que se regula la adquisición, por el Fondo de Carbono para una Economía Sostenible, de créditos de carbono del Plan de Impulso al Medio Ambiente en el sector de la empresa "PIMA Empresa" para la reducción de gases de efecto invernadero en sus instalaciones

Language: Spanish

Summary:

Royal Decree 1007/2015, of 6 November, by which regulates the acquisition, for the Carbon Fund for a Sustainable Economy, carbon credit Plan to Promote Environment in the sector of the company “PIMA Company” for reducing greenhouse gases at its facilities.

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Real Decreto 1007/2015, de 6 de noviembre, por el que se regula la adquisición, por el Fondo de Carbono para una Economía Sostenible, de créditos de carbono del Plan de Impulso al Medio Ambiente en el sector de la empresa "PIMA Empresa" para la reducción de gases de efecto invernadero en sus instalaciones

Ministry for Industry, Energy, and Tourism-Spain  Royal Decree 1027/2007, of 20 July, approving the Regulation of Thermal Installations in Buildings approved Ministry for Industry, Energy, and Tourism-Spain 2013 ES

Title (orig.): Real Decreto 1027/2007, de 20 de julio, por el que se aprueba el Reglamento de Instalaciones Térmicas en los Edificios

Language: Spanish

Summary:

The new Regulation of Thermal Installations in Buildings, hereinafter RITE,approved in Royal Decree 1027/2007 and published in the Official Gazette of August 29, 2007, is the basic regulatory framework that establishes the requirements for energy efficiency and security to be met by thermal installations in buildings designed to meet the demand for welfare and health of people, during the design and sizing, implementation, maintenance and use, and to determine the procedures to demonstrate compliance.

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Real Decreto 1027/2007, de 20 de julio, por el que se aprueba el Reglamento de Instalaciones Térmicas en los Edificios

Ministry of Environment and Rural and Marine Affairs  Royal Decree 1274/2011, of 16 September approving the Strategic Plan of the natural heritage and biodiversity 2011-2017 is approved. Pursuant to Law 42/2007 of December 13th, the Natural Heritage and Biodiversity Government 2011 ES

Title (orig.): Real Decreto 1274/2011, de 16 de Septiembre por el que se aprueba el Plan estratégico del patrimonio natural y de biodiversidad 2011-2017. En aplicación a la Ley 42/2007, de 13 de Diciembre, del Patrimonio Natural y de Biodiversidad

Language: Spanish

Summary:

The Strategic Plan for Natural Heritage and Biodiversity 2011-2017 represents the fundamental element of development of the Law 42/2007 on Natural heritage and Biodiversity. His instrument, the new Spanish legislation establishes goals, objectives and actions to promote conservation, sustainable use and restoration of natural heritage and biodiversity for the period 2011-2017.

The Strategic Plan incorporates the commitments made by Spain in international and Community level biodiversity, in particular from the Strategic Plan of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity for the period 2011 2020 (approved by the Contracting Parties in October 2010) and the European Biodiversity Strategy (adopted in May 2011 by the European Commission and endorsed by the Council of Environment Ministers in June 2011).

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Real Decreto 1274/2011, de 16 de septiembre, por el que se aprueba el Plan estratégico del patrimonio natural y de la biodiversidad 2011-2017, en aplicación de la Ley 42/2007, de 13 de diciembre, del Patrimonio Natural y de la Biodiversidad

Government  Royal Decree 1699/2011 of 18 November 2011, regulating the grid connection of low-power electricity production facilities Government 2011 ES

Title (orig.): Real Decreto 1699/2011 de 18 de noviembre de 2011, que regula la conexión a red de baja potencia las instalaciones de producción de electricidad

Language: Spanish

Summary:

2011 saw the publication of Royal Decree 1699/2011 of 18 November 2011, regulating the grid connection of low-power electricity production facilities. This standard establishes basic, simplified administrative and technical conditions for connection to the low and high voltage grid (up to 36 kV) of renewable energy and low-power cogeneration facilities in order to reduce the proceedings required to develop these facilities.

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Real Decreto 1699/2011, de 18 de noviembre, por el que se regula la conexión a red de instalaciones de producción de energía eléctrica de pequeña potencia

Government  Royal Decree 413/2014, regulating the activity of electricity production from renewable energy sources, cogeneration and waste Government 2014 ES

Title (orig.): Real Decreto 413/2014, de 6 de Junio, por el que se regula la producción de energía eléctrica a partir de fuentes renovables, cogeneración y residuos

Language: Spanish

Summary:

Royal Decree 413/2014, regulating the activity of electricity production from renewable energy sources, cogeneration and waste develops the principles established by the Electricity Sector Law and regulates the basis of the new compensation scheme for these facilities. The compensation scheme for each particular facility will be specified according with the type facility to which it will be allocated and the compensation parameters determined for each type facility. Therefore, this Royal Decree will be developed by the corresponding Ministerial Orders providing the type facilities and the corresponding compensation parameters.

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Real Decreto 413/2014, de 6 de Junio, por el que se regula la producción de energía eléctrica a partir de fuentes renovables, cogeneración y residuos

Ministry for Industry, Tourism and commerce-Government of Spain  Royal Decree 661/2007 of May 25, by which the activity of electricity production under the special regime (Valid until July 14, 2013) is regulated Ministry for Industry, Tourism and commerce-Government of Spain 2007 ES

Title (orig.): Real Decreto 661/2007, de 25 de Mayo, por el que se regula la actividad de producción de energía eléctrica en régimen especial

Language: Spanish

Summary:

The Royal Decree 661/2007 of May 25, by which the activity of electricity production in the special regime, established under remuneration to apply to the special regime facilities (renewable and cogeneration), including photovoltaics. However, compensation under RD 661 only applies to photovoltaic systems with final registration in the Administrative Register of production facilities under the special regime before September 2008, so it is necessary to regulate the remuneration of the facilities that fall under the such registration after this date. In the following link you can find a summary of Royal Decree 1578/2008, of 26 September, remuneration for production of electricity using solar photovoltaic technology for installations after the deadline keeping the remuneration of Royal Decree 661/2007 of May 25, for the technology.

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Real Decreto 661/2007, de 25 de mayo, por el que se regula la actividad de producción de energía eléctrica en régimen especial

Ministry for Industry, Energy, and Tourism-Spain  Royal Decree 900/2015 of 9 October laying down the administrative and financial arrangements for supplying electric power consumption with consumption and production conditions, technical regulating Ministry for Industry, Energy, and Tourism-Spain 2015 ES

Title (orig.): Real Decreto 900/2015, de 9 de octubre, por el que se regulan las condiciones administrativas, técnicas y económicas de las modalidades de suministro de energía eléctrica con autoconsumo y de producción con autoconsumo

Language: Spanish

Summary:

Royal Decree 900/2015 of 9 October, the technical and economic conditions of the modes of supply of electric energy consumption and production with consumption are regulated, it proceeds to make a brief summary. Probably it can’t be expected immediately implement this decree, for the Autonomous Communities in the scope of its powers, must adapt and implement their own standards to facilitate its implementation. Let’s see if once and for all, regulate in favor of a rational application of minimum requirements to avoid discouraging demand for these savings and CO2 savings, especially for photovoltaic plants.

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Real Decreto 900/2015, de 9 de octubre, por el que se regulan las condiciones administrativas, técnicas y económicas de las modalidades de suministro de energía eléctrica con autoconsumo y de producción con autoconsumo

Government of Spain  Royal Decree 947/2015 of 16 October Government of Spain 2015 ES

Title (orig.): Real Decreto 947/2015, de 16 de octubre, por el que se establece una convocatoria para el otorgamiento del régimen retributivo específico a nuevas instalaciones de producción de energía eléctrica a partir de biomasa en el sistema eléctrico peninsular y para instalaciones de tecnología eólica

Language: Spanish

Summary:

Royal Decree 947/2015 of 16 October, which establishes a call for granting the specific remuneration system to new facilities for production of electricity from biomass in the peninsular and technology for wind power system.

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Real Decreto 947/2015, de 16 de octubre, por el que se establece una convocatoria para el otorgamiento del régimen retributivo específico a nuevas instalaciones de producción de energía eléctrica a partir de biomasa en el sistema eléctrico peninsular y para instalaciones de tecnología eólica

Umbria region Government  Rural Development 2014-2020 - Umbria Region Umbria region Government 2014 IT

Title (orig.): Rural Development 2014-2020 - Umbria Region

Language: Italian

Summary:

This  Plan is the regional financial instrument for the development and improvement of rural sector in Umbria. FEASR finances this plan and the thematic objectives of European rural policy.

Support for investments in the creation, improvement or expansion of all types of small infrastructures , including investments in renewable energy and energy saving . Intervention 7.2.2 Support for investment in renewable energy and in energy saving.

Support for cooperation for the supply of biomass for energy production and industrial processes

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Rural Development 2014-2020 - Umbria Region

Ministère de l'agriculture, de l'agroalimentarie et de la forêt - Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry  Rural development and marine fishing code Ministère de l'agriculture, de l'agroalimentarie et de la forêt - Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry 2014 FR

Title (orig.): Rural development and marine fishing code

Language: English

Summary:

This code contains all legislation concerning the planning and sustainable development of rural areas and marine fishing. The code consists of 9 different parts: (1) furnishings and equipment for rural areas, (2) veterinary public health and plant protection, (3) agricultural exploitation, (4) land leases, (5) agricultural professional organizations, (6) production and markets, (7) social provisions, (8) Education, vocational training and agricultural development, and agricultural research and (9) Marine fisheries and marine aquaculture.

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Rural development and marine fishing code

UE and Regional Government  Rural Development Programme 2014 - 2020 UE and Regional Government 2014 SI

Title (orig.): Rural Development Programme 2014 - 2020

Language: English

Summary:

Support for rural development by the Fund of European Agricultural for Rural Development (FEASR).

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Factsheet on 2014-2020 Rural Development Programme for Slovenia

Forest research, Forest Commission  Scottish and England Forestry Strategy Forest research, Forest Commission 2006 UK

Title (orig.): Scottish and England Forestry Strategy

Language: English

Summary:

Use of land degraded by former industrial and urban activity makes an increasingly important contribution to the expansion of woodland. Trees planted on such sites offer immense social benefits in addition to the possibility of economic activity on formerly unproductive land. This programme supports the related objectives of the English Forestry Strategy and across Great Britain generally.

(LCMW) Relevance: Maintanence of forests and urban trees in England and Scotland

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England Forestry Strategy
The Scottish Forestry Strategy
Forest Reseach: Waste minimisation and utilisation in greenspace creation
Forest Reseach
Forestry commission England
Forestry commission Scotland

Presenters at the conference  Script of the conference "Biomass to Power and Heat" 1. - 2. 6. 2016 Zittau University of Zittau/Görlitz 2016 DE

Title (orig.): Tagungsband - Beiträge zum Fachkolloquium "Biomass to Power and Heat"

Language: German and English

Summary:

The script of the conference „Biomass to Power and Heat“ 2016 includes the summaries of the 15 expert presentations of this year´s event. The contributions focus on practical introduction, and scientific and economic support for decentralized supply approaches and power generation of wood-like biomass in cogeneration. Accordingly, the presentations cover topics as:

  • biomass from agroforestry
  • new technologies for producing and using pellets
  • spontaneous reactions when storing biomass
  • combined heat and power units with Stirling motor
  • regulation- and monitoring systems for pollution emissions
  • biogas production
  • biochar
  • syngas
  • regional energy markets
  • experiences with different combustibles.

The aims and work of the greenGain project were introduced as well and are summarised in the according chapter of the conference script.

(LCMW) Relevance: Technologies, experiences and new findings in the field of biomass firings. Aline Clalüna from COALS (Landwirtschaftskammer Niedersachsen), partner of the greenGain project, had a presentation at the conference dedicated to the greenGain project (see p. 9 - 13).

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Homepage on conference "Biomass to Power and Heat"

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Conference script "Biomass to Power and Heat" (22.01 MB)
Flyer with program of the conference (518.18 KB)

Umbria region Government  SEAR Regional Environmental Energy Strategy 2014-2020 - Umbria Region Umbria region Government 2014 IT

Title (orig.): SEAR Strategia Energetico Ambientale Regionale

Language: Italian

Summary:

After the Regional Energy Plan approved in 2004 and the regional strategy for the production of energy from renewable sources 2011-2013 approved in 2011 , the region has embarked on a new policy paper as a tool to monitor and govern the development of the region by supporting and promoting energy chain .

The preliminary document it was approved the preliminary document of the Regional Environmental Energy Strategy 2014 – 2020

The path of consultation , which began last February 6 , includes a series of meetings with associations and public bodies

It was adopted the proposed Regional Environmental Energy Strategy 2014 – 2020

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SEAR Strategia Energetico Ambientale Regionale

UK Government  Second Progress Report on the Promotion and Use of Energy from Renewable Sources for the United Kingdom (2009) UK Government 2013 UK

Title (orig.): "Second Progress Report on the Promotion and Use of Energy from Renewable Sources for the United Kingdom (2009)"

Language: English

Summary:

The UK Government strongly supports renewable energy as part of a diverse low-carbon and secure energy mix. Alongside gas and low-carbon transport fuels, nuclear power and carbon capture and storage (CCS), renewable energy brings energy security, decarbonisation of our economy and green growth. UK Government committed to achieving the UK’s challenging and legally binding target of 15% renewables by 2020 in a cost effective and sustainable way, minimising the impact on consumer bills. All parts of the UK are playing a part in delivering this commitment, with the Devolved Administrations setting themselves challenging targets for the level of renewable electricity and heat consumption by 2020.

(LCMW) Relevance: Report on the Promotion and Use of Energy from Renewable Sources for the United Kingdom

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PDF online

Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection and Federal Ministry of Education and Research  Sixth Energy Research Programme Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection and Federal Ministry of Education and Research 2011 DE

Title (orig.): 6.Energieforschungsprogramm - Forschung für eine umweltschonende, zuverlässige und bezahlbare Energieversorgung

Language: English

Barbera, Federica; Pais, Bárbara  Socio-Economic and Environmental Responsible Models for Sustainable Biomass Exploitation in European Protected Areas BioEUParks 2016 EU

Title (orig.): Socio-Economic and Environmental Responsible Models for Sustainable Biomass Exploitation in European Protected Areas

Language: English

Summary:

Final report (D1.2) of the BioEUParks project (2012 – 2016) : Exploiting the potentialities of solid biomasses in EU Parks.

BioEUParks project borns to answer to a crucial question: how to match nature and biodiversity conservation with sustainable exploitation of woody biomass for energy purpose?

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Socio-economic and environmental responsible models for sustainable biomass exploitation in european protected areas