Municipal waste-to-energy (wte) plants could soon be included in the scope of the EU’s Emissions Trading System (EU ETS). On 17 December, the lead negotiators from the EU Council and European Parliament reached a preliminary deal on a reform of the ETS to make it "more ambitious”. Among other things, it mandates the EU Commission to present a report in 2026 "with the aim of including [municipal waste incineration] installations in the EU ETS from 2028 with a possible opt-out until 2030 at the latest”. The "trilogue" compromise must still be approved by the EU member states in the Council and the European Parliament before it can officially enter into force....
Waste to energy plants could be included in scope of EU ETS from 2028
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