Sita: EfW hindered by lack of incentives in UK

Posted on April 27, 2012 by DrRossH in Landfills and Disposal

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“Lost opportunity

Currently, there is less than six million tonnes of energy-from-waste [EfW] capacity in the UK, compared to the estimated requirement of at least 20m tonnes of capacity by 2020 to deal with the residual waste diverted from landfill.

It claims that EfW could feasibly meet 15% of the UK’s electricity from renewable sources commitment and a third of the country’s residential gas demand (up to 12% of total UK demand).

This would effectively triple waste-derived renewable electricity from thermal combustion alone to 3.6 terawatt hours, powering one million homes.”