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Waste Management

Volume 497: debated on Tuesday 13 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions he has had with local authorities on the implications for their energy-from-waste facilities of the UK Renewable Energy Strategy published on 15 July 2009. (291987)

DECC officials meet regularly with local authorities and DEFRA officials to discuss a range of climate and energy issues, including energy-from-waste.

Local authorities have a key leadership role in successfully delivering the UK Renewable Energy Strategy and diverting increasing levels of waste from landfill into reuse, recycling and energy recovery.