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Bioenergy bodies call for RED II sustainability and taxonomy alignment

Bioenergy bodies call for RED II sustainability and taxonomy alignment

Trade bodies representing the biogas, biomass and biofuel sectors urge “consistency” in policy

EU court: Dozens of Italian landfills breaching rules

EU court: Dozens of Italian landfills breaching rules

Waste treatment is still lacking in Italy, the European Court of Justice has ruled, and the country is due to face further legal action and financial penalties

Landfill ban could divert £70m from Scotland to England, says OBR

Landfill ban could divert £70m from Scotland to England, says OBR

Millions in landfill tax receipts will transfer from the Scottish government to the UK government, says public spending watchdog

Biomass gasification and biomethane production costs falling

Biomass gasification and biomethane production costs falling

New study highlights production costs could fall by half by 2050

German recycling law ‘boosting’ RDF and SRF exports

German recycling law ‘boosting’ RDF and SRF exports

Waste-hungry plants in Scandinavia and the Netherlands are benefiting from updated legislation, according to Geminor

Inquiry into UK E10-introduction

Inquiry into UK E10-introduction

UK: Closures of production facilities owned by Vivergo and Ensus prompted APPG to launch investigation

UK spring statement offers biomethane boost

UK spring statement offers biomethane boost

Trade body welcomes move while union says natural gas will remain “essential” to the UK’s energy mix

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Biofuel sustainability criteria has palm oil ‘loophole’

Biofuel sustainability criteria has palm oil ‘loophole’

Trade body and NGO criticises European Commission’s attempt to improve biofuel’s environmental credentials

UK secures no-deal Brexit agreement on EU waste shipments

UK secures no-deal Brexit agreement on EU waste shipments

The UK will be able to continue shipping waste to all the countries it currently exports to in the event of a no-deal Brexit

Legal challenge over EU forest biomass support

Legal challenge over EU forest biomass support

Organisations and individuals want the removal of forest biomass from RED II as they do not consider it renewable

SRF rise masks larger fall in RDF-export levels

SRF rise masks larger fall in RDF-export levels

Massive 356.2% increase in solid-recovered fuel export as cement plants look to move away from fossil fuels and reduce energy costs

Tolvik publishes ‘Filling the Gap’ report

Tolvik publishes ‘Filling the Gap’ report

Report updates previous work released in November 2017 and says UK waste reduction strategies will come up “short”

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