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Boosting biogas 'will create 850,000' direct jobs by 2050

Boosting biogas 'will create 850,000' direct jobs by 2050

Study reveals the direct employments benefits of biogas production, but also shows the industry is “contracting”

Europe's 'Bioenergy Day' arrives two days earlier this year

Europe's 'Bioenergy Day' arrives two days earlier this year

Europe is still “excessively dependent on fossil-fuels”, according to trade body Bioenergy Europe

Report calls for more bioethanol blending

Report calls for more bioethanol blending

Introducing E20 across the EU would require a trebling of 2017’s production volumes, according to the report

German EfW plants in ‘precarious’ situation

German EfW plants in ‘precarious’ situation

Many facilities are at the limit of their capacity and imports to Germany should be cut, according to a trade body

New watchdog’s power could ‘delay’ judicial reviews - legal experts

New watchdog’s power could ‘delay’ judicial reviews - legal experts

UK: Several EfW plants have been held up by judicial reviews, with the Arc21 facility losing planning consent as a result of one

Maths ‘incomplete’ on Dutch waste-export tax

Maths ‘incomplete’ on Dutch waste-export tax

Netherlands: Government’s claimed CO2 reduction does not reflect “energy yield” of higher calorific value waste imported for recovery, says trade body

‘No clear proof’ China ban has sent plastic to German EfW plants

‘No clear proof’ China ban has sent plastic to German EfW plants

Factors such a local weather leading to a "slight increase" in net calorific value behind small rise in energy recovery, according to ITAD

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Export bans sending plastic to European EfWs and landfill

Export bans sending plastic to European EfWs and landfill

Europe lacks the capacity to increase recycling and reuse, according to the EEA

Off-grid consumers need bioLPG to decarbonise

Off-grid consumers need bioLPG to decarbonise

Mixed approach to carbonising off-grid heating could deliver £7bn of savings, according to Liquid Gas UK

UK still reliant on landfill in no-deal Brexit scenario

UK still reliant on landfill in no-deal Brexit scenario

Domestic energy-recovery capacity would not cope with an influx of waste if export markets are disrupted and DEFRA has no plans to provide sector support in this scenario, a workshop has been told

EA proposes changes to standard rules waste permits

EA proposes changes to standard rules waste permits

UK: Consultations look at pollution incidents related to the biogas sector and facilities treating certain types of waste

Bioenergy investors need ‘coherent framework’ - trade bodies

Bioenergy investors need ‘coherent framework’ - trade bodies

Leading trade bodies call for “coherent and consistent legislative framework” as trilogue negotiations on EU Taxonomy regulation start

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