The EU’s renewable energy policy should be brought in line with the EU waste legislation by ensuring that energy-from-waste (EfW) policy respects the waste hierarchy laid out in Directive 2008/98/EC, in order to advance the circular economy, the European Parliament’s Environment (ENVI) Committee has this week agreed (24 October).
Using hydrogen as fuel could, in theory, shrink transport emissions to nearly zero. It might sound too good to be true, but strides are already being made to bring it to the world of waste and recycling.
It’s hot outside, but you don’t necessarily have to feel guilty about eating that ice cream, as the by-products from its production could be being used to produce ‘green’ energy instead of going to landfill.
Hadfield Wood Recyclers has been awarded a contract to supply biomass fuel to a new Green Investment Bank-backed £25-million plant in North Wales that could generate enough energy to power 2,400 homes.
Construction firm Interserve estimates that it will have to pay £70 million after design, procurement and installation issues led to ‘deterioration’ in the construction contract for Viridor’s planned gasification plant in Glasgow.