enfinium statement in response to the government’s Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) announcement

July 3, 2023 | News Releases

Following the UK government’s announcement today on The UK Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), enfinium CEO Mike Maudsley has provided the below response:

“We need to decarbonise the UK economy at pace, which is why we support the proposed inclusion of energy from waste in the UK Emissions Trading Scheme in 2028. Combined with banning landfill and minimising waste exports, this change could deliver billions of pounds of investment in decarbonising Britain’s waste infrastructure. enfinium is already helping to reduce the UK’s emissions through five local decarbonisation hubs around the country. With carbon capture and storage technology, we have the potential to go one step further and become a carbon removals business.

“We also welcome the Government’s decision to include Greenhouse Gas Removal technologies in the UK ETS. This will provide a regulated compliance market that will drive investment in high-quality carbon removal technologies such as energy-from-waste with CCS.

“We look forward to working with national and local government and our waste collection partners to develop a transition plan that ensures a smooth entry into the ETS that works for all of the waste supply chain.”

– Mike Maudsley, Chief Executive Officer, enfinium

For further information, please contact communications@enfinium.co.uk.


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About enfinium

enfinium is one of the largest energy from waste businesses in the UK and is an industry leader in the conversion of residual residential and business waste into heat and partially renewable power. enfinium currently has a platform of six (two in construction) strategically located facilities across the UK. Today, enfinium has an annual waste processing capacity of over 2.3 million tonnes, and a total combined electric generating capacity of 265MW (gross) — enough energy to power more than 500,000 UK homes. For more on enfinium, please visit www.enfinium.co.uk.

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