Environmental Benefits of Waste-to-Energy

Waste-to-Energy compliments Irish and EU waste policy and energy & climate change policy 

Landfill Diversion – it diverts waste from landfill which helps to meet landfill diversion targets set down in the Landfill Directive 

Recovery – it is a recovery operation under the Waste Framework Directive (recovers energy from waste) 

Climate Change – it reduces greenhouse gas emissions by preventing methane releases from landfill 

Renewable Energy – it produces renewable and sustainable electricity which replaces fossil fuels and contributes to energy security and supply 

Energy Efficiency – it is the most energy efficient way to treat residual municipal waste 

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