EU Renewables Directive
The EU Renewables Directive aims to promote electricity generation from renewable sources across the EU. It sets an indicative target of 10% for renewable electricity for Member States to achieve by 2010. The Directive also requires Member States to ensure that a mutually recognisable guarantee of origin is issued on request in respect to all electricity generated from renewable energy sources. Energy Crops Growing and burning of energy crops is greenhouse neutral, as long as the regrowth rate balances the use rate, so that as much carbon dioxide is absorbed as is produced by combustion. This is used in Biomass generation.