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Energy recovery projects need more certainty, waste consultant says

Originally published on June 8 2017 by Footprint News

Energy from Waste (EfW) seems poised to become an accepted technology in Australia with NSW, Victoria, SA, the ACT and WA adopting policies that make it clear recovering energy from waste is better than landfilling it. Footprint News reached out to Mike Ritchie to discuss the recent shift in government attitude and the future of EfW in Australia…

State governments now accept that energy from waste facilities have a role to play, but are failing to support the technology, according to a leading waste industry consultant. MRA Consulting director Mike Ritchie told Footprint that NSW, Victoria, South Australia, the ACT and Western Australia now have policies that make it clear recovering energy from waste is better than landfilling it, which marks “a pretty big shift” in attitude. Continue reading (paywall)

 

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