WHEN IS CO-INCINERATION MERELY WASTE INCINERATION? ECJ OFFERS GUIDANCE

BY KEITH NUTHALL

GUIDANCE on the legal definition of waste-to-energy plants has been proffered by the European Court of Justice (ECJ), which will help waste and electricity regulators make decisions about siting such plants.
In a Swedish case, involving waste-to-energy plant operator Gävle Kraftvärme, the court made two European Union-wide precedent setting rulings, helping interpret directive 2000/76/EC on the incineration of waste.
One covered boilers, with judges saying that regulators considering approving their operation should say ...


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