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Leak: NGOs and industry clash over RED reform plans

Leak: NGOs and industry clash over RED reform plans

Industry feels lowering cap from 20MWe to 5MWe will hit smaller businesses that have invested in biomass, while proposals could create “excessive red tape”

‘Waste volumes stable’ after lockdown drops – Andusia

‘Waste volumes stable’ after lockdown drops – Andusia

UK waste levels could return to pre-covid highs as early as this year, says company

Legal challenge against UK excluding EfW in ETS fails

Legal challenge against UK excluding EfW in ETS fails

Judgment finds the UK government did factor in commitments under the Paris Agreement when developing the UK’s ETS, but an appeal could follow

Airlines pin green hopes on SAF

Airlines pin green hopes on SAF

Ahead of key decisions for the aviation sector in the EU’s ‘fit for 55’ package of major climate and energy policy announcements in mid-July, carriers have set out their expectations for sustainable aviation fuel, while a report shows they have been lobbying hard against the new climate targets, Raquel Guerra reports

Scotland could follow Wales with ‘incinerator ban’, say Greens

Scotland could follow Wales with ‘incinerator ban’, say Greens

Scotland’s Green have backed the move as government reveals it will review energy-recovery planning rules in the autumn

Heathrow becomes first UK airport to supply SAF

Heathrow becomes first UK airport to supply SAF

Renewable biomass and waste-derived fuel is being supplied in the country for the first time as G7 leaders fly into the UK

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Further industrial action likely as Dutch waste import tax row continues

Further industrial action likely as Dutch waste import tax row continues

The tax, launched at the start of 2020, has led to an increase in landfilling in the UK and concerns over the environment and jobs in the Netherlands

EWB Insight report: May 2021

EWB Insight report: May 2021

This month: Forged pellets certificate circulated by WKE, bioenergy sector faces stricter rules, waste wood and EfW market evolves and a full facilities round up

Turkish government imposes fresh restrictions on plastic waste imports

Turkish government imposes fresh restrictions on plastic waste imports

Changes is to block exports of polyethylene, mainly from construction-type film and PET have now also been banned

Notorious landfill rejects waste after pressure from EA

Notorious landfill rejects waste after pressure from EA

Landfill appears to be trying to clear up its image

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