July 29, 2022

FEAD: Waste sector needs support for role in climate and energy crises

EUWID – 29 July 2022 – Against the backdrop of the global energy market disruption, FEAD, the European waste management association, highlighted the “fundamental role” the sector has to play in ending the EU’s dependence on Russian fossil fuels and tackling the climate crisis. Waste incineration, like anaerobic digestion, was a local, reliable and secure source of power, and waste to energy plants are currently able to supply 18 million EU inhabitants with electricity and 15.2 million inhabitants with heat. Around half of that energy output was renewable, said FEAD.

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