Building on a report launched by cross-party think tank Policy Connect outlining the future role of Energy from Waste, which has the support of a group of politicians from across the House, report sponsor FCC Environment partnered up with the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) to deliver a webinar that explores the issues and opportunities raised.
The report described EfW technology as both the best available current solution for residual waste and an essential part of the transition towards net-zero and a green recovery. However, to achieve these ambitions, there is work to be done collectively by the public, industry, and UK governments, both at a national and local level. Measures and incentives to overcome the barriers to exporting EfW heat are need, as well as an enabling environment through joined-up planning at a national, regional and local level. The report also suggests that EfW technology could be decarbonised further by improved diversion of plastics from the residual waste stream and the development of viable Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS) technology. This webinar brings together experts and stakeholders from across industry and government to build upon the findings of this report and discuss what is needed to ensure that EfW can make a positive contribution to delivering net-zero and green recovery ambitions.
The speaker line-up is as follows:
Chair: Lord Teverson, chair of the House of Lords EU Environment Sub-Committee
• Paul Taylor, Chief Executive, FCC Environment UK Ltd
• Margaret Bates, Advisor to Policy Connect on the ‘No Time To Waste: Resources, recovery & the road to net-zero’ report
• Emma Beal, Chair of NAWDO & Managing Director, West London Waste Authority (invited)
• John Coates, Vice Chair of LARAC and Head of Waste, Lincolnshire County Council
• Paul James, Chair CIWM, Thermal Treatment Special Interest Group & Independent Consultant
• Dr Tom Murray, Deputy Head Resources and Waste Policy- Evidence and Analysis