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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Can the invisible hand guide us towards a decarbonised energy system?

By |junij 29th, 2017|carbon price, clean energy package, energy subsidies, Energy transition, fossil fuel subsidies, heat pumps, heating and cooling, heating and cooling strategy, News, Renewable Energy|

Prices for many sources of energy do not reflect their true environmental and social costs, writes Thomas Nowak who proposes abolishing fossil fuel subsidies as one of four necessary measures to drive the transition to a low-carbon economy.

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