EU ROUND UP

BY KEITH NUTHALL
A HEALTHY market in the use of waste oil as a fuel to generate electricity is being promoted in the European Union through excise duty exemptions, erected in the face of official EU environmental policy, a new European Commission report says.

Its "Critical Review of Existing Studies and Life Cycle Analysis on the Regeneration and Incineration of Waste Oils" points out that Council Directive 75/439/EC on Waste Oils tries to make Member States prioritise regeneration over burning.

However in 11 Member States waste oils are exempt ...


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