UK 'must create renewable energy from waste'

11 Oct 2010
Digg Digg LinkedIn LinkedIn Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter
UK 'must create renewable energy from waste'

Investment is needed in the UK for waste to energy projects to get off the ground, according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).

The business group is calling on the coalition government in Britain to do more to encourage firms to start developments which will create renewable energy from waste that is sent to landfill sites.

Launching its new Going to waste: Making the case for energy from waste report, the CBI stated that heavy fines could be imposed on Britain unless it reduces the amount of landfill waste.

Neil Bentley, the CBI's director of business environment, said: "Waste that can't be recycled could be used to heat homes and produce electricity, as well as improving our energy security."

He added that waste to energy projects are already common around Europe.

The Renewable Energy Association claims that waste to energy developments are increasingly being seen as an alternative to creating clean power, as well as reducing the amount of waste in landfill sites. 

Digg Digg LinkedIn LinkedIn Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter