Energy Monday 24 June 2019
21 June 2019

EfW study ‘finds no link’ to birth defects

An official study on the health impacts of emissions from energy from waste facilities has ended with the findings that there is no link between the opening of EfW plants and a heightened risk of infant mortality or other birth defects.


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31 May 2019

Gove hears panel board concern over biomass subsidy


Environment Secretary Michael Gove has heard concerns over the impact of renewable energy subsidies for biomass fuel on the availability of feedstock for the panel board industry. This comes as figures published this week have ...

30 May 2019

Wheelabrator looks to develop Skelton Grange EfW


Energy from waste specialist Wheelabrator has announced that it is taking over plans to develop an energy recovery facility at Skelton Grange near Leeds. Plans had previously been put in place for a 300,000 tonnes per-year ...

28 May 2019

Urbaser’s Javelin Park EfW to begin waste treatment


Urbaser Balfour Beatty has confirmed that the 190,000 tonnes per year capacity Javelin Park energy from waste (EfW) facility in Gloucestershire is to begin taking deliveries of waste from next month (June). The facility has ...

21 May 2019

AHK Group acquires Waste Research consultancy


Inspection and research consultancy Waste Research Ltd has been acquired by Prescot-based Alfred H Knight Group (AHK). Rotherham-based Waste Research was a long-established firm providing analytical and consultancy services to the...

21 May 2019

MPs probe EfW and recycling rate link


The possibility of a link between energy from waste and low recycling rates was discussed at a committee of MPs yesterday (20 May) with the waste management sector emphasising there was no connection. The ‘link’ and a ...

3 May 2019

Sector responds to Climate Committee report


Companies from across the resources and waste management industry have reacted to the report by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), which outlined how the UK can reach ‘net-zero emissions’ by 2050. The CCC released its ...

2 May 2019

FCC gains approval under new competence scheme


EXCLUSIVE: The approval of a Competence Management System for waste management company FCC Environment is being seen as a big step forward for an alternative approach to meeting waste permit requirements. For many years, the way ...

30 April 2019

Millerhill EfW plant enters full operation


The Millerhill Recycling and Energy Recovery Facility (RERC), located in Midlothian in the east of Scotland, is now fully operational. That’s according to operator, FCC Environment (UK), which signed a 25-year contract to ...

24 April 2019

Scotland ‘failing in landfill ban preparation’


Local authorities and commercial waste operators in Scotland have failed to make adequate preparations for the upcoming landfill ban, a report to the Scottish Government has said. And, the Eunomia report commissioned by the ...