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UKWIN's report on climate change impacts of waste incineration

Posted by hertswow on October 25, 2018 at 2:10 AM

The report is titled 'Evaluation of the climate change impacts of waste incineration in the United Kingdom’, October 2018. It is available from: http://ukwin.org.uk/climate/ (size 2MB)

"This report evaluates the climate change impacts of waste incineration4 and is intended to inform policy makers, decision-takers, and the public. The need for this study arises in response to the increasing quantities and proportions of UK waste that are incinerated and the necessity to consider the outcomes arising from this increasing level of incineration alongside the various conflicting claims that are made about the climate change impacts of waste incineration.

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Because incinerating plastics is an inefficient way to generate electricity, incinerators release more greenhouse gases to produce the energy than would be emitted to generate the same quantity of energy through the conventional use of fossil fuels such as combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT)."

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