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Green groups raise red flag over Estonia’s renewable subsidies plan

Green groups raise red flag over Estonia’s renewable subsidies plan

Estonian environmentalists have complained to the European Commission that plans to support biomass power breach state aid rules

Waste Shipment Regulation needs reform to tackle abuse, says ESWET

Waste Shipment Regulation needs reform to tackle abuse, says ESWET

Exports outside the EU “have pushed the waste issue out of sight”, according to the European Suppliers of Waste-to-Energy Technology

UK government offers lifeline to biofuel-producing facilities

UK government offers lifeline to biofuel-producing facilities

Concerns raised over “recent increases in the cost of biofuels” compared with fossil fuels mean suppliers could increasingly opt to “buy out” of renewable fuels

Veolia claims ‘significant carbon reductions’ by treating clinical waste through EfW

Veolia claims ‘significant carbon reductions’ by treating clinical waste through EfW

UK: Company argues the case for EfW to dispose of more than 61,000t/yr of orange-bagged clinical and infectious waste

How can the waste sector help the UK accelerate towards net zero?

How can the waste sector help the UK accelerate towards net zero?

David Cullen, programme director for the North London Heat and Power Project, considers a new report from Policy Connect about the waste sector’s role in achieving ‘net zero’

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German biogas capacity at ‘tipping point’ despite production record

German biogas capacity at ‘tipping point’ despite production record

Sector’s total capacity topped 5,000MWe for the first time in 2019, but faces being “dismantled” as up to 250 facilities could be mothballed this year

Hopes grow that controversial Dutch-waste import tax will be scrapped

Hopes grow that controversial Dutch-waste import tax will be scrapped

Netherlands-based EfW plants are sharing the cost of imports as opportunities still exist for exporting to the country, which faces pressure to drop the tax

CBI backs calls for all EfW plants to utilise heat

CBI backs calls for all EfW plants to utilise heat

UK: Report follows think tank’s call last week, which was backed by the UK’s environment minister

Increased investment in bioLPG as overall market grows – report

Increased investment in bioLPG as overall market grows – report

UK: LPG industry bucks the trend and expects growth despite Covid-19 and Brexit, with £600m expected to be invested over next five years

Norway’s €2.1bn for CCS project signed off

Norway’s €2.1bn for CCS project signed off

Project is the largest-ever state aid award approved by the ESA

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