Policy
Circular Economy

Waste-to-Energy and the European Green Deal

2nd June 2020

Over the last few months climate and sustainability goals have become the new raison d’être of the European Union and has been very much the driving force behind almost everything that the new European Commission has done so far. Shortly after taking the office in December 2019, the new executive presented their big plan – the European Green Deal. The Commission is seeking not only to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050, but is also introducing numerous environmental, energy and financial proposals in order to make Europe more sustainable in general. In this light it is important to come to evidence-based decisions in order to ensure that the intended results are achieved. Here, we highlight how waste management in general, and Waste-to-Energy (WtE) in particular, can contribute to the European climate mitigation, circularity and sustainability goals.

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