Policy & Regulation

News and analysis on government policies and regulations impacting on the energy-from-waste, anaerobic digestion and biomass energy sectors.

Scottish EfW review recommends ‘immediate’ planning ban

Viridor's Overwood EfW plant was dropped this year

EWB’s Plant Tracker says Scotland has just over 1Mt of operational permitted capacity, with another 606,000t in construction currently, and one 166,000t/yr facility in the planning process

Netherlands: Research show need for EfWs as import tax is debated

500 bioenergy companies sign letter to EC calling for support to end Russian gas

Biomass feedstock

Businesses are angry that the European Commission’s REPowerEU proposal “completely overlooks” bioenergy, EfW and district heating applications

German EfW sector raises concerns over including EfW in carbon tax

An EfW plant's grabber

Trade bodies join together to oppose including waste in emissions trading in the country, saying the government should wait for a review of the EU ETS

UK’s delayed waste targets evidence under fire

Waste being collected

Long-awaited report, which confirms proposals to cut the amount of residual waste sent to landfill or EfW by 50% by 2042

Netherlands halts subsidies for ‘low-grade heat’ from biomass

A biomass-fired plant

Support for so-called “high-quality applications” involving biomethane and biofuels can still apply for funding

Scottish EfW report handed to government

Viridor's Overwood EfW plant has since been dropped

Full report is likely to be published after Scottish local election, which are due to take place next month

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