New energy company Rolton Kilbride is hoping to bring together local authority waste and energy strategies in a new model of development that will see residual waste turned into power in small city-centre sites serving local heat and power needs.
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Environment minister Rory Stewart has challenged the waste industry and waste authorities to improve efficiency and save money by settling on a small number of waste strategies.
Paul Cuttill, deputy chairman of advanced waste to energy developer Drenl, talked Janet Wood through some of the ‘post-planning’ issues to be solved in bringing a project from drawing board to operation
The EC wants to move towards a 'circular economy' with waste volumes dramatically reduced. But there remains a role for energy from waste. Janet Wood asks whether as well as power, those plants could provide energy services?
Pressure to divert waste from landfill has been intensified by dramatic increases in the gate fees for landfill disposal – from £7 per tonne of “mixed waste” in 1997 to £100 and over today.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs must take a lead on managing waste in the UK and in understanding how best to manage waste flows.