Making climate regulation work for our industry
- Securing the cascade use of wood at the heart of climate legislation has long been an objective for our sector. EPF recently welcomed the provisional agreement reached by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union on the Renewable Energy Directive. In this, it applies a cascading principle to foster biomass use according to its highest economic and environmental added value.
- EPF is thrilled to represent such a leading product in transitioning our built environment, providing us with reductions of energy consumption (by insulation) and removals of carbon thanks to the natural carbon storage of wood.
At EPF, we have engaged with DG CLIMA and with several experts favourable to wood-based carbon removals to ensure that the potential of long-lasting carbon storing of wood-based materials and solution is duly acknowledged.
In line with this Climate Strategic Direction, EPF will keep on following the CRCF dossier as a matter of priority. We strongly believe that recognising tangibly the natural carbon storage effect of wood-based panels is an achievable ambition.
- Driving engagement in the Green Deal and making panels central in climate related polices is also key to us.