Climate Protection

Energy and Climate Factsheet

Waste-to-Energy Plants thermally treat municipal and similar commercial and industrial waste which is not suitable for recycling. This waste would otherwise be consigned to landfills, and Waste-to-Energy transforms it into sustainable, climate-friendly energy.


  • Is a secure and cost-effective energy source
  • Replaces fossil fuels and produces sustainable energy
  • Forms a link between energy and resource efficiency
  • Works hand-in-hand with recycling to minimize landfilling

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