Industry and government must act now to support energy from waste

Privilege Finance’s chief commercial officer, Chris Winward, explains why urgent action is required to support energy from waste

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, countries all over the world have introduced social distancing and isolation restrictions to limit the spread of the virus. As a result, there has been a dramatic decrease in carbon emissions; however, this trend will not continue automatically, and deliberate actions will be required to create a greener energy supply.

Chris Winward, chief commercial officer at Privilege Finance, explains that now is the time for industry and government support to enable the development of new renewable energy projects to prevent emissions rising back to, or worse above, pre-COVID-19 levels.

“Addressing and overcoming the barriers to energy-from-waste projects is vital to increase the UK’s overall capacity to generate energy from renewable resources,” said Chris. “Energy-from-waste plants minimise the quantity of waste going to landfill and will reduce carbon emissions in the long-term.”

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