Don’t miss the insightful presentations seen during the Waste-to-Energy & the City Conference


On 16 May 2023, ESWET held a hybrid Conference, co-hosted by the European Committee of the Regions, gathering high-level speakers to discuss the role of Waste-to-Energy in tackling local challenges, helping achieve EU energy & sustainability goals, and showcase successful examples that already benefit EU citizens.

What is the positive impact of WtE in urban areas?

Securing energy and materials in Europe is a strategic objective for the success of the green and sustainable transition.

Waste-to-Energy helps public authorities at regional level in Europe face a double challenge: achieve a circular waste management system while securing reliable, local, affordable, and partly renewable energy. WtE plants treat non-recyclable waste and use it as a resource to supply heat to 17 million citizens and electricity to 20 million citizens in Europe. About 10% of heat provided to European district heating and cooling networks comes from WtE. More applications involve carbon capture, utilisation and storage, hydrogen & fuel supply, and recovery of resources. All are required to address energy & material insecurity, increasing decarbonisation efforts, and soaring energy prices.

Don’t miss the enlightening presentations made by the excellent speakers who participated in the conference!