Sweden presented an information note to the European Union’s Energy Council June 10 voicing concern over the new EU criteria for the sustainability of biomass. The nation expressed concern that biomass used in energy production should be based on the origin of the biomass rather than its end usage. The EU’s 2009 Renewable Energy Directive required the European Commission to assess the need for sustainability criteria for solid biomass, and found that only certified biomass could count toward the bloc’s objective of meeting 20 percent of its energy needs by 2020 from renewable sources.