Energy Monday 27 April 2015
The Chinese Society of Environmental Sciences took a tour of the technology at Biffa’s West Sussex MBT facility in 2013 24 April 2015

West Sussex to assess future of Biffa MBT facility

EXCLUSIVE: West Sussex county council is due to consult on the future of its 25-year waste treatment contract with Biffa, following continued delays to the opening of the Brockhurst Wood mechanical biological treatment (MBT) plant.


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Ed Davey reaffirmed the Lib Dems' commitment to the environment 27 April 2015

Green business members back Lib Dem green plan


Green business members have welcomed publication of the Liberal Democrat environment manifesto, which reinforces the Party’s pledge to boost green investment and England’s recycling target. A total of 20 business leaders and ...

Provisional data released today shows a promising start to the year for glass packaging - but not for aluminium 22 April 2015

Aluminium and recovery hit hard in Q1 packaging data


Changes to scrap metal protocols have led to a “concerning” shortfall in the amount of aluminium packaging recovered in the first quarter of 2015, some industry sources have claimed in response to provisional recycling data released today...

Caroline Flint MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change 20 April 2015

Labour commits to resource security review


The Labour Party today (April 20) said it would undertake a review of resource security if elected in order to “unblock the economic opportunities from using our resources more efficiently”. Highlighting “volatile” raw ...

The Gent Fairhead facility would be based at Rivenhall Airfield near Braintree 17 April 2015

Rivenhall plant allowed to source waste outside of Essex


A proposed merchant energy recovery centre in Essex with the capacity to treat more than a million tonnes of materials per year has been granted permission to source solid recovered fuel as well as materials for recycling from outside of the ...

Machinex levenseat - From left to right Jonathan Menard, Machinex Project Director and Neil Bennett, M+W Group Head of Energy Business Unit 30 March 2015

Machinex to provide Levenseat sorting technology


Recycling equipment firm Machinex has been contracted to provide the materials sorting technology for the Levenseat Renewable Energy Ltd project in Scotland, it announced on Friday (March 27). The Canadian firm has been appointed ...

An artist's impression of the Tilbury Green Power biomass and EfW facility, which will begin operations in early 2017 25 March 2015

Tilbury biomass plant gets £70m funding boost


A long-anticipated biomass and energy from waste facility at Tilbury Docks has received a joint £70 million cash injection from The Green Investment Bank (GIB) and Ireland’s Electricity Supply Board (ESB). The funding, which ...

(l-r) Caroline Lucas, Green Party MP; Liz Truss, Secretary of State for Environment; Caroline Flint, Shadow Secretary for Energy & Climate Change, and; Ed Davey; Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change 24 March 2015

MP debate paints uncertain future for Defra


The future of the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) looked uncertain last night as MPs from four political parties outlined their vision for a ‘greener’ government at a debate in London. Secretary of...

Dr Dominic Hogg from Eunomia claims there is a 'flaw' in the GIB's investment appraisal approach 24 March 2015

GIB ‘failing’ to follow waste hierarchy


The Green Investment Bank is ‘failing’ to follow the waste hierarchy when investing in the waste sector, consultancy Eunomia has claimed. A review of the projects funded by the bank since it was created in 2012 published by ...

Runcorn EfW construction 23 March 2015

Viridor recycling earnings ‘lower than expected’


Pennon Group – the parent company of waste and recycling firm Viridor - today (March 23) reported lower earnings from recycling than expected in 2014/15 in its pre-close trading statement for the year. The firm said current ...

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