European Suppliers of Waste-to-Energy technology welcomes the European Parliament ENVI Committee’s report underlining the need for bold action against methane emissions in the waste sector.

Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas (GHG): 84-times-more-potent than CO2 over a 20-year period. However, unlike CO2 and other GHGs, methane emissions – which represent 11% of the total GHG emissions in the EU – are not regulated properly in the European Union. Today’s report makes clear that that this will change.

In the last months, international organizations have raised alarms about the impact of methane on the environment; the recent IPCC report  released in July 2021 warned that robust, rapid and sustained reductions in methane emissions are needed to keep global warming in check.

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