Malta – last EU Member State to celebrate Bioenergy Day 2017
Bioenergy is Europe's leading renewable energy source. According to Eurostat data and calculations made by the European Biomass Association (AEBIOM), bioenergy will be able to supply 11 percent of the final energy consumption in 2017.
An additional 7 percent comes from the other renewables, while the rest (82 percent) still comes from fossil fuels. Within this context, for 66 days the EU can run on renewable energies, 41 days of which are supplied by bioenergy—from November 21 to year end.
For Malta, its Bioenergy Day is December 27, from which its energy demand could be met exclusively with biomass until the end of the year. This places the country as the last EU Member State to celebrate its Bioenergy Day 2017.
About European Bioenergy Day
The European Bioenergy Day campaign is powered by the European Biomass Association (AEBIOM) and relayed across Europe by both national and international partners supporting the belief that bioenergy is more than a renewable energy source, but a reliable path that will lead Europe to achieve its renewable energy transition in the shortest span of time.
The campaign will last 66 days, starting from November 21 through the end of the year. This is a symbolic date on which the European Bioenergy Day was celebrated by organizing the European Bioenergy Future Conference, that was held in Brussels, Belgium on that date.