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Energy from waste must not be overlooked say industry experts / Energy from residual waste
Submitted: 21 April 2005
The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and the Renewable Power Association (RPA) today issued a joint report showing the huge potential for greater generation of energy from waste. The report, Quantification of the Potential Energy from Residuals in the UK, concludes that there is the opportunity for certain types of waste to produce up to 17% of electricity generated in the UK by 2020.

Almost 30 million tonnes of household rubbish was sent to landfill in England alone in 2003. The report states that more than half of this rubbish could be used to create enough power to light 2 million homes each year. A large majority of this waste is recognised in EU law as a source of renewable energy.

For full press release, see link below. Also, find a link to the full report.

A frequently asked questions document has been compiled to accompany the report, see below. This will be kept updated if new questions arise.

 Related Web Site(s)
Institution of Civil Engineers
www.ice.org.uk
Coverage in BBC news
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4465449.stm
Coverage in the Daily Telegraph
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/04/21/nrubb21.xml&sSheet . .

 Associated File(s)
Frequently asked questions
Frequently Asked Questions.pdf Download Acrobat ReaderDownload Acrobat Reader 
Full press release
050421EfRW.pdf Download Acrobat ReaderDownload Acrobat Reader 
Full report
RPA&ICEEfRW.pdf Download Acrobat ReaderDownload Acrobat Reader 

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