Worries mount over waste incineration as ‘renewable energy’

By |maj 4th, 2018|biomass, biowaste, burning waste, incineration, News, Renewable Energy Directive, Waste and recycling, waste for energy, waste to energy|

A coalition of green NGOs and industries in the business of recycling, chemicals, forestry and the bio-based economy wrote to policymakers on Thursday (3 May), urging them to prevent incineration of unrecyclable waste from being counted as renewable en...

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Renewables law could lock EU into costly burning technologies

By |april 9th, 2018|burning waste, landfill, News, Renewable Energy Directive, Waste and recycling, waste for energy, waste to energy|

The EU Council’s position on the recast Renewable Energy Directive (REDII), if adopted, could lock EU member states into expensive and polluting waste-to-energy technologies that contradict the circular economy and climate objectives, writes Janek Vahk.

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Lithuania plans to burn more waste – but does it have enough?

By |november 8th, 2017|burning waste, energy, incineration, Lithuania, News, recycling, recycling targets, Renewable Energy Directive, waste, waste imports, waste management|

Lithuania plans to build more waste incineration plants, which the government says could lead to reducing energy bills – but politicians and NGOs worry that it would jeopardise recycling targets as not enough waste is being produced.

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Waste: Subsidies make it cheaper to burn than recycle

By |oktober 16th, 2017|burning waste, circular economy, Circular Economy Package, energy subsidies, incineration, Municipal waste, News, recycling targets, RED II, Renewable Energy Directive, renewables, Waste and recycling, waste for energy, waste management|

The growing trend of burning waste for energy undermines Europe’s recycling efforts by diverting waste to incinerators instead of having it reused or recycled, thereby defeating the purpose of the Commission's well-meant directive on minimising waste.

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