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EWB Insight report: March 2020

EWB Insight report: March 2020

This month: Coronavirus outbreak and subsequent lockdown hits the waste and bioenergy sector, Viridor is due to have new owners and a coal-to-waste conversion develops. Read also our full facilities roundup

European Commission considers biofuel targets for aviation

European Commission considers biofuel targets for aviation

Dutch government plans to introduce quota by 2023 if the EU has not already pushed one forward by then

Coronavirus: Biomass sector given ‘key worker’ status as focus turns to ensuring supplies

Coronavirus: Biomass sector given ‘key worker’ status as focus turns to ensuring supplies

UK: Government clarifies critical worker status for wood product supply chain as sector voices concern over feedstock security

Coronavirus: Industry raises climate concerns over biofuel production

Coronavirus: Industry raises climate concerns over biofuel production

Sector says coronavirus shutdown could increase emissions as biofuel production slows, although environmental groups disagree

HMRC to appeal over landfill ‘fluff’ ruling

HMRC to appeal over landfill ‘fluff’ ruling

UK Government to challenge an exemption on landfill tax for waste used to protect the integrity of landfills

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Waste sector welcomes ‘key-worker’ classification

Waste sector welcomes ‘key-worker’ classification

Government is looking at introducing regulatory position statements (RPS) to allow waste operators to deviate from normal rules due to the coronavirus outbreak

UK household recycling rates drop

UK household recycling rates drop

UK is now five percentage points short of where the country should be under its EU-designated target for 2020

Germany offers boost for bioenergy production

Germany offers boost for bioenergy production

Trade body welcomes bioenergy recognition in coal phase-out legislation as good news for biogas and biomass-fired power production

Coronavirus: Rebranded World Biogas Expo postponed

Coronavirus: Rebranded World Biogas Expo postponed

UK AD and World Biogas Expo was rebranded earlier this year as the World Biogas Expo

‘Under-resourced’ civil service led to RHI crisis - inquiry

‘Under-resourced’ civil service led to RHI crisis - inquiry

Northern Ireland’s troubled biomass-backing RHI scheme was not adequately resourced from the start, inquiry finds

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