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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 14 December 2021

Tuesday, 14 December 2021

Questions (163)

Bernard Durkan


163. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications the extent to which waste to energy enterprises are currently in operation and are anticipated; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [61951/21]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

There are currently 2 waste to energy plants in operation in Ireland. In addition, three cement kilns accept solid recovered fuel (SRF) derived from waste for co-incineration at their plants. Further details are available from the Environmental Protection Agency at the following link:

National waste statistics | Environmental Protection Agency (

I understand that a number of other facilities are in the process of seeking planning and licensing approval from the relevant statutory authorities.