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Europe needs to ‘accelerate’ biomethane-to-transport infrastructure

Europe needs to ‘accelerate’ biomethane-to-transport infrastructure

Trade bodies the EBA, NGVA Europe and ACEA call for action to decarbonise the transport sector with biogas a key element

Auto sector warning over support for biofuels

Auto sector warning over support for biofuels

Industry groups have called on the European Commission to keep biofuels and LPG in its definition of ‘alternative fuels’ in legislation requiring governments to build up refuelling infrastructure

NGO questions ambition of WI BAT emission levels

NGO questions ambition of WI BAT emission levels

Rules published last month “fail to promote uptake” of the most advanced techniques for air emissions abatement, according to the EEB

Netherlands confirms waste import tax

Netherlands confirms waste import tax

Additional motion was passed making the government monitor the effects of the tax, which the energy recovery sector says will “force waste down the hierarchy into landfill”

Proposed waste-import tax passes another stage

Proposed waste-import tax passes another stage

Netherlands: The legislation has moved through both chambers of the Dutch parliament, ahead of a crunch vote on 17 December

Drax plans ‘world first’ by being carbon negative by 2030

Drax plans ‘world first’ by being carbon negative by 2030

UK-based station is due to unveil plans at the COP25 talks later today

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Biogas sector commits to 12% GHG cut by 2030

Biogas sector commits to 12% GHG cut by 2030

World Biogas Association made the pledge at the COP25 climate talks in Madrid

UK: SEPA to improve ‘poorly performing’ landfills

CEWEP questions WI BAT emissions ‘uncertainty’

CEWEP questions WI BAT emissions ‘uncertainty’

Within four years European-based EfW plants will have to comply with new rules, which CEWEP said set "high ambitions" for the sector overall

Ireland confirms RESS auction to launch next year

Ireland confirms RESS auction to launch next year

Bioenergy is a key area for renewable power growth in Ireland, which is currently led by onshore wind

UK’s waste export market ‘could drop’ by a third

UK’s waste export market ‘could drop’ by a third

Dutch waste tax could mean about a million tonnes of waste redirected to UK landfills, according to a leading figure in the sector

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