UKWIN welcomes the Environmental Audit Committee’s call for the Treasury to set out its plans on the future of the Landfill Tax and how the Treasury intends to support further investment in recycling, and UKWIN is calling for HM Treasury to extend the Landfill Tax into a Residual Waste Tax that pushes waste from the ‘residual’ stream into reduction, re-use, recycling and composting. Continue reading »

UKWIN publishes briefing on gasification failures

The United Kingdom Without Incineration Network (UKWIN) has today published a briefing entitled “Gasification Failures in the UK: Bankruptcies and Abandonment”. This seven-page document draws upon published material to highlight how risky an investment these technologies have proved to be.

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Macquarie GIB takeover raises environmental concerns

Joint press release by Biofuelwatch, UK Without Incineration Network and Coal Action Network 12th October 2016 – Environmental campaign groups warn that the imminent takeover of the UK’s so far publicly owned Green Investment Bank (GIB) by the Australian Macquarie Group [1] will put an end to its green credentials. Those credentials have already come […]

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Zero Waste Pamphlet now available from UKWIN

The United Kingdom Without Incineration Network (UKWIN) is proud to announce that copies of an illustrated Zero Waste pamphlet are now available for purchase.

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UKWIN’s Emissions Dispersion Modelling Appraisal revised

UKWIN’s Emissions Dispersion Modelling Appraisal focuses on modelling emissions from point sources and on emissions from incinerators in particular including the relative performance of competing modelling systems ADMS and AERMOD, and it has been updated.

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Air Products gives up on gasification

Air Products has opted to face a $1bn write-off in preference to carrying on with their doomed gasification projects in Tees Valley, and have belatedly decided to get out of the so-called ‘Advanced Thermal Treatment’ business “blaming technical problems and rising costs” (Source).

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UKWIN calls for EIB to de-fund incineration

The following letter was today sent by UKWIN to Jonathan Taylor, Vice President of the European Investment Bank (EIB): Hello Jonathan, We are disappointed to read at http://www.pennon-group.co.uk/media/news/european-investment-bank-confirms-%C2%A3110m-funding-cardiff-erf that the EIB is still supporting incineration projects. The EIB should be supporting the circular economy and removing waste from the residual stream, not perpetuating outdated technologies […]

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Double defeat for Clean Power Properties

  Following on closely from the Secretary of State’s decision to call-in one of their incinerator applications due to various concerns about their proposal, beleaguered Clean Power Properties has been faced with a double whammy today in both England and Wales. Whilst the website of RLand, advisors to Clean Power Properties, have boasted that: “…Projects are…taken expertly from […]

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Another incinerator setback for Clean Power Properties

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has called-in an application to vary the planning conditions for an incinerator proposed by Clean Power Properties for Corby, Northamptonshire. This means that the controversial proposals will be considered by a Planning Inspector at a Public Inquiry where evidence will be heard. The Inspector will then produce […]

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Winning Summer for UKWIN

Since our inspiring and uplifting Annual General Meeting in London at the very end of May UKWIN members have celebrated a number of victories in campaigns to prevent new waste incineration capacity.

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Incinerator refused at Lock Street appeal

On the 3rd of August 2015 a Planning Inspector decided to refuse planning permission for a circa 140ktpa gasification-type incinerator proposed for Lock Street (appeal ref 2224529). This decision has a fair amount of history, providing both an interesting case study and a useful precedent for other facilities with unsubstantiated R1 and carbon claims.

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