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EWB Insight report: Dec/Jan 2023

EA staff were on strike in January

This report covers the unusual move by FCC to start the permitting process for an EfW facility it does not yet have the rights to develop, the entry into force of the UK generator levy, Aviva’s plans to sell a stake in its Newport EfW plant and more problems for the delayed MGT Teesside biomass-fired project

UK generator levy threshold cut in half and to be calculated on plant portfolios

Power lines, image copyright Wikicommons

Tax is putting the UK’s renewable sector “under threat” and is also “undermining confidence”, according to the industry

Scottish EfW moratorium test case develops

An artist's impression of the plant

Facilities producing fuel rather than power or heat were not originally considered in the review, which led to a block on further Scottish EfW development

EWB Insight report: October 2022

Indaver is building Essex's first major EfW plant

This month: Another twist in Essex’s troubled waste-tendering process, EfW progresses towards EU ETS, UK twice rules out energy recovery moratorium and the waste company waiving levies totalling £4.75m (€5.45m)

EWB Insight report: September 2022

Viridor's new Tilbury-based plant

This month: Essex waste deal and Viridor’s Tilbury EfW plant, Fortum targets UK-based EfW developments and Northacre developers look again at gasification technology

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