EU Industry Committee votes to dismiss renewable energy subsides for mixed waste

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The Industry Committee of the European Parliament has voted to exclude renewable energy subsides for incineration of mixed waste.  

If this change is adopted in the plenary session of the European Parliament, Member States will have to gradually stop financial support to waste to energy by 2021. 

Zero Waste Europe development and policy coordinator Janek Vahk said: “The Industry committee has reiterated the Parliament’s commitment to align the Commission’s Renewable Energy proposal with the EU waste and circular economy polices. Now it’s up to the plenary of the Parliament to follow up on this commitment.”