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Proposal recommends funding only R1-equipped EfW plants

Proposal recommends funding only R1-equipped EfW plants

NGOs still want no funding for any form of energy recovery

UK leaves RDF export ‘loophole’ open after investigation

UK leaves RDF export ‘loophole’ open after investigation

Waste exports out of the UK can be sent with one company acting as both a notifier and as a consignee, according to the watchdog

Biomass and biogas sectors welcome CCC’s reports

Biomass and biogas sectors welcome CCC’s reports

UK: Biomass could sustainably provide up to 15% of UK energy by 2050, up from about 7% currently

MEPs pass clean energy agreements

MEPs pass clean energy agreements

Bioenergy will “keep an essential role” in energy transition

Call for biogas sector to refocus on transport

Call for biogas sector to refocus on transport

Countries with a large portfolio of biogas plants, such as Germany, should look at supporting biomethane-for-transport applications, according to the EBA

Scotland to send millions of tonnes of waste to English landfills

Scotland to send millions of tonnes of waste to English landfills

Lack of EfW capacity in Scotland means waste will be diverted to English landfills, according to industry

ETI calls for more biomass production

ETI calls for more biomass production

UK: Several recommendations have been made after a 10-year bioenergy review

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EWB Insight report: October 2018

EWB Insight report: October 2018

This month: Tough time for the biofuel sector, UK-based projects drop out of CfD process, Ireland's lack of landfill capacity an emergency and a full round facilities round up

UK denies lobbying EU for weaker EfW emissions standards

UK denies lobbying EU for weaker EfW emissions standards

Government says claims are “categorically untrue”

Woodchip certification system launched

Woodchip certification system launched

Scheme says it is the first international system for the “booming” woodchip market

UK budget - no 'incineration tax' or action on food waste collections

UK budget - no 'incineration tax' or action on food waste collections

So-called "incineration tax" was not included as UK backed the "important role" energy recovery plays for now

Approval for expanding €45m biomethane subsidies

Approval for expanding €45m biomethane subsidies

Luxembourg: Funding will allow the scheme to continue for a further six years

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