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Title: The Trilemma of Waste-to-Energy: a multi-purpose solution
Authors: Malinauskaite, J
Jouhara, H
Issue Date: 27-Feb-2019
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Energy Policy, 2019, 129 pp. 636 - 645
Abstract: © 2019 The Authors. This paper explores the multi-purpose nature of Waste-to-Energy (WtE), which adheres to three different policies in the EU: 1) waste management; 2) energy union;3) air quality/climate change. While WtE is subject to different EU policies and must comply with different sets of EU regulatory frameworks, the policies are largelyintertwined and share common objectives enabling the achievement of a sustainable European future via the circular economy. With support from the theoreticalfoundation for the potential to unite climate, energy, and environmental justice, the paper calls for a streamlined policy in the context of WtE. The paper alsohighlights the value of this linkage from a practical perspective illustrating how these different policies could be bridged through the new technology - the patentedmicro-scale Home Energy Recovery Unit (HERU), which has been invented to process all unwanted domestic materials and generate energy for the household.
ISSN: 0301-4215
Appears in Collections:Brunel Law School Research Papers

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