How do you turn rubbish into energy?


24 September 2013

Oslo is one of the greenest cities in the world, with plans to halve its carbon emissions by 2020.

Key to achieving this is the country’s biggest energy recovery facility, the Klemetsrud plant, which generates energy by burning rubbish.

At full capacity, the plant will provide all the heat and electricity for Oslo’s schools and heat for 56,000 homes.

Europe correspondent Matthew Price looks at how the plant turns waste into much-needed energy.


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Incinerator to cut black bag landfill waste


30 August 2013

Five councils in south east Wales have formed a partnership to deal with black bag waste in a bid to cut down on rubbish going to landfill.

The authorities aim to incinerate waste which cannot be recycled and convert it into power in a new project which is receiving a £4m annual grant from the Welsh government.


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Next Series of Community Information Events Announced


16 April 2013

The Becon Consortium has confirmed details for the next series of community drop in information events to be held in the local area.


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Newtownabbey/Mallusk Residents View Proposals for the Becon Project


Newtownabbey/Mallusk Residents View Proposals for the Becon Project

25 March 2013

The Becon Consortium, the organisation behind plans to develop new residual waste management infrastructure to help all 11 councils within the arc21 area meet their EU landfill diversion targets and manage waste in a more sustainable way, recently held the first in a series of local community drop in sessions within the Newtownabbey area.


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Community Invited to View Proposals for the Becon Project


14 March 2013

Prior to the submission of a formal planning application in the autumn the Becon Consortium, backed by leading European energy company E.ON Energy from Waste, is undertaking a programme of extensive public consultation.This is designed to explain the proposals in detail, answer questions and provide the public and other stakeholders with an opportunity to provide their feedback.


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£240million Waste Infrastructure Investment Plans Unveiled for arc21 Area


£240million Waste Infrastructure Investment Plans Unveiled for arc21 Area

11 March 2013

Plans for new waste management infrastructure which will enable arc21, the umbrella waste body for 11 Councils in the East of Northern Ireland, to meet European landfill diversion targets and manage its waste more sustainably were unveiled today.


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Energy from waste: a guide to the debate


05 March 2013

Original source: http://www.defra.gov.uk/publications/2013/02/27/pb13892-energy-from-waste/
Government’s main focus is on preventing waste in the first place or where it does arise ensuring it is viewed as a valuable resource, ideally reusing or recycling it. It is also Government policy that efficiently recovering energy from residual waste has a valuable role to play in both diverting waste from landfill and energy generation.


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