Energy Thursday 19 September 2019
13 September 2019

Council EfW contracts ‘to rise by inflation’

Data from a survey of local authorities shows that median gate fee prices for energy from waste contracts in 2018 were £89 a tonne, up £3 on the year before. Waste management firms have concurred with the gate fee numbers and ...


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AEB 3 July 2019

Dutch RDF import tax could see waste cost hike


EXCLUSIVE: Moves by the Dutch government to tackle climate change may include a tax on the import of refuse derived fuel (RDF) which could have major impacts on the cost of residual waste disposal for businesses and councils in the UK.

28 June 2019

Levenseat expansion gets council approval


The Levenseat Waste Management Facility in Scotland has been given permission to increase its capacity to 750,000 tonnes of waste per year. The site at Forth in Lanark had previously been given an annual restriction of 400,000 ...

26 June 2019

Duke of York opens Templeborough biomass plant


The 250,000 tonnes-per-year waste wood biomass plant at Templeborough in Rotherham has been officially inaugurated by His Royal Highness the Duke of York, Prince Andrew. Officially opened on Monday (24 June) the plant was ...

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.

19 June 2019

Plans for replacement Lakeside EfW submitted


A planning application for a like-for-like replacement for the Lakeside Energy from Waste facility at Colnbrook has been submitted to Slough borough council this week. The 440,000 tonnes per-year capacity facility and adjoining ...

14 June 2019

Highland council gets approval for RDF plant


Planning permission has been granted for a facility in Inverness to process more than 80,000 tonnes of residual waste to produce refuse derived fuel (RDF). The facility, which is being developed by Highland council, is to be built...

13 June 2019

Bid nearly ready for waste industry sector deal


Senior figures in the resource and waste sector are preparing to unveil proposals to bid for a Government sector deal. Such deals are a partnership between the government and an industry on sector-specific issues with the aim of ...

Mid UK 13 June 2019

Beauparc Group acquires Mid UK Recycling


Ireland’s Beauparc Group has bought Lincolnshire-based waste and recycling business Mid UK Recycling. In a post-administration deal, Beauparc snapped up Mid UK through its New Earth Solutions business immediately after the ...

13 June 2019

Resources Strategy sees council contracts ‘under review’


Long-term local authority waste contracts may need to be renegotiated if measures set out in the government’s Waste and Resources Strategy are successful, a senior public sector official has advised. Ian Fielding, chair of the ...