Press Releases


Waste-to-Energy & the City: generating value for Communities

Waste-to-Energy to the service of EU cities An ESWET and Committee of the Regions event discussed the role of Waste-to-Energy…


Biogenic emissions from Waste-to-Energy plants should be part of the carbon removal certification

Brussels, 30 November 2022 ESWET welcomes the European Commission’s proposal on the certification of carbon removal and would like to…


The EU should reaffirm the role of Waste-to-Energy in the circular economy

Brussels, 18 October 2022 ESWET welcomes the European Commission’s 2023 Work Programme and the renewal of the Green Deal’s ambitions….


RePowerEU supports non-recyclable biomass waste as an important resource for our energy security

The Commission action plan highlights that non-recyclable biomass waste can help Europe move away from imported natural gas. Now, the…


Waste-to-Energy and decarbonisation in the EU

ESWET welcomes the European Commission’s roadmap on the carbon removal certification and would like to highlight the potential of the…


Waste-to-Energy secures local, affordable energy for Europe

Waste-to-Energy has a significant potential to reduce our dependency on gas imports while participating in the efforts towards a carbon-neutral…


ESWET’s reaction to the proposed inclusion of Waste-to-Energy in the EU ETS

As the report proposes the inclusion of Waste-to-Energy in the EU ETS in 2028, ESWET assesses positively the measures introduced…


Waste-to-Hydrogen: a valid tool to help decarbonise the EU industry

ESWET expresses its support to the draft gas package presented within the second batch of the “Fit for 55 package”,…


EU Waste Shipment Regulation should not incentivise landfills capacity

To safeguard sustainable treatment of waste in Europe, the proposed new waste shipment Regulation needs clear rules for intra-EU shipments….


It’s high time we tackle methane emissions from waste

With the new report on methane emissions, the European Parliament supports bold actions to minimise the damages methane causes to…


“Fit for 55” – The waste management sector works together to reduce emissions

As reflected in the proposals included in the “Fit for 55” climate package, sustainable waste management may contribute to the…


Waste-To-Energy has still a place in the EU Taxonomy

Together with the recognition of anaerobic digestion, the broader inclusion of Waste-To-Energy in the EU Taxonomy would have been a…


IED revision: better implementation for improved waste management

ESWET welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the Industrial Emission Directive revision. Better implementation of the IED would further strengthen…


“The Beauty in the Beast”: showcasing Waste-to-Energy’s hidden beauties!

ESWET invites you on a journey through five different stories to discover Waste-to-Energy’s contribution to a sustainable future! Waste-to-Energy manages non-recyclable…


Including Waste-to-Energy in the EU ETS won’t help sustainable waste management

ESWET welcomes the public consultation on the EU ETS’ revision and calls for an efficient EU waste management framework aligned…


ESWET’s comment on the Circular Economy report by the EU Parliament

On 27 January 2021, the EU Parliament released a balanced report on the path to Circular Economy. ESWET welcomes the…


Elaboration of contractual guidelines for the Waste-to-Energy sector

Contractual uncertainties can hamper the efficiency needed by European waste management. To improve this issue, ESWET aims to coordinate the…


How to reduce methane emissions? Notes from a successful workshop

On June 2020, ESWET delivered a presentation on Germany waste management in the workshop “Methane emissions: best practices in MRV…


A resilient waste management system to overcome the next crisis

Public authorities are now planning the post-coronavirus recovery, but the worst mistake would be to endure, fix, then forget. To…


We need more ambition to divert waste from landfilling

Measures to prevent the leaking of waste streams suitable for recycling or recovery to large-scale landfills are missing, even if…


EU Taxonomy – Waste-to-Energy can be sustainable

In light of the political agreement text, the Technical Expert Group (TEG) has recommended bringing Waste-to-Energy for further consideration to…


BAT Conclusions for Waste Incineration – ESWET reaction

Setting new standards of excellence for the Waste-to-Energy sector ESWET welcomes the publication by the European Commission of the Best…