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Bioenergy sector criticises ‘oversimplified’ EU 2030 Climate Target Plan

Bioenergy sector criticises ‘oversimplified’ EU 2030 Climate Target Plan

The EU wants to limit increases in bioenergy up to 2030, despite the fact the industry currently supplies 49% of all the bloc’s renewable energy jobs

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Covid-19 still impacting waste services

Covid-19 still impacting waste services

UK: ADEPT has published its final survey covering covid-related disruption of the waste sector

ESWET adds six new members following merger

ESWET adds six new members following merger

Industry body for suppliers to EfW plant grows despite global coronavirus pandemic

Tender launched to stop Wolverhampton EfW plant running under capacity

Tender launched to stop Wolverhampton EfW plant running under capacity

UK: Third-party contractor is needed to supply about 41,000t/yr to facility, which is currently processing slightly more than half its potential capacity

Ireland needs more waste infrastructure - EPA

Ireland needs more waste infrastructure - EPA

Country relies too heavily on exporting waste streams for recovery and recycling that it cannot process domestically, according to industry regulator

LafargeHolcim gets go-ahead to process 85% waste feedstocks

LafargeHolcim gets go-ahead to process 85% waste feedstocks

UK: Facility already processes a mix of fuels alongside coal, but wants to focus more on waste-derived feedstocks

England’s RDF exports collapsed during lockdown - Tolvik

England’s RDF exports collapsed during lockdown - Tolvik

While residual waste volumes fell during lockdown the amount processed by UK-based EfW plants increased as more plants came online

Plans for €50m clinical waste plant revealed

Plans for €50m clinical waste plant revealed

Tender due to be released in the “coming days”, according to Malta’s government

Andusia confirms two deals to ship waste to Norway

Andusia confirms two deals to ship waste to Norway

Waste from the UK and Iceland will be sent for recovery in the Nordic nation

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EWB Insight report: August 2020

EWB Insight report: August 2020

This month: Three more waste-gasification hit the buffers, UK faces legal action over excluding EfW plants from its planned ETS, Covanta calls for “dialogue” with protesters and Hoddesdon and Uskmouth-based facilities move forward

EWB Insight report: July 2020

EWB Insight report: July 2020

This month: A CfD-backed EfW project crosses the finishing line, CCS technology progresses, REDII faces further legal action, legal ruling states EfW plants primary role is power production and Amey’s Isle of Wight WtE facility misses end of June date to be operational

How can the waste sector help the UK accelerate towards net zero?

How can the waste sector help the UK accelerate towards net zero?

David Cullen, programme director for the North London Heat and Power Project, considers a new report from Policy Connect about the waste sector’s role in achieving ‘net zero’

EWB Insight report: June 2020

EWB Insight report: June 2020

This month: Political moves hit the EfW sector in Denmark and Germany, politician backtracks after criticising a waste to energy plant, MVV wins “rare” ruling, Amey’s Waterbeach facility loses appeal, and a full facilities round up

EWB Insight report: May 2020

EWB Insight report: May 2020

This month: Could CCS at biomass-fired and EfW plants be on the brink of commercial scale success, legal challenge to EU’s bioenergy support is shut down, UK sets new bioenergy record and a new energy recovery plant is planned for Essex

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