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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 14 December 2021

Tuesday, 14 December 2021

Ceisteanna (163)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

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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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar 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 (epa.ie)

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

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