The Role and Impact of Biomass Heating Support Policies

L. Kranzl, A. Müller, M. Hummel, V. Bürger, L. Beurskens, P.M. Connor, A. Giakoumi, M. Iatridis, K. Ericsson & J. Steinbach
Within the EU­27 biomass heating covers about 90% of all renewable energy sources in the heating sector (RES­H). According to the NREAPs of EU member states, biomass heating should further increase from 49 Mtoe (2005) to 87 Mtoe (2020). Yet, several questions are open regarding required support policies and the expected technological, economic and system change. In this paper we develop scenarios for the heating sector in selected EU­countries based on the models Invert/EE­Lab (for...