The ongoing energy transition is mainly driven by reductions in the cost of wind and solar energy, and political efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Although substantial deployment of variable renewable energy (VRE) is an important part of the overall transformation, rapid changes in the energy mix may pose challenges to the resilience of the electricity grid, particularly in times of weather-related stress. As fossil generation capacity is being retired and replaced by VRE generation, it raises the important question of how to maintain the stability and reliability of future energy supply.

Although climate and energy policies are still largely focussed on electricity, most of the energy is used for heating, cooling, and transport. These sectors have remained deeply reliant on fossil fuels and significant decarbonisation efforts are needed to ensure that the overall emission pledges of the Paris Accord can be met. In addition to sector-specific measures, it is essential to recognise the links between electricity, heat and transport and exploit synergies so that these sectors will support each other’s in the effort to decarbonise.

News and Highlights

IEA Bioenergy News Volume 35(1) – July 2023

This issue covers the ExCo91 meeting held on 11,15 and 17 May 2023. It also features highlights from ExCo91 Workshop held on 22-23 May 2023 in collaboration with UNIDO – United Nations Industrial Development Organization, a Task Focus by Task 42, latest updates from...

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Latest Publications and Reports

Implementation of flexible bioenergy in different countries

Status quo of implementation, barriers and policy framework Task 44 publication on activity WP3 – Acceleration of flexible bioenergy concepts implementation In energy systems with increasing share of variable energy sources like solar and wind, bioenergy has an...

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BECCUS and flexible bioenergy – finding the balance

Contribution of IEA Bioenergy Task 44 & Task 40 to the Inter-task project Deployment of BECCUS value chains In this system study, the two important technologies flexible bioenergy and BECCS (bioenergy with carbon capture and storage) are in focus. Both are...

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