Compliance with strict Waste law on clean air and on transboundary waste shipment must be ensured. European associations with a stake in waste management urge the European Commission to ensure that RDF (Refuse Derived Fuels) and SRF (Solid Recovered Fuels) from waste remain under the control of waste legislation. This is an essential requirement for the application of the strict emissions and monitoring rules set in EU air policy and Best Available Techniques for waste incineration and waste co-incineration. It is also central to the application of the EU Waste Shipment Regulation, as are the necessary controls over the destination and where waste might end up as a feedstock.
On 1 October 2013, CEMBUREAU responded to a European Commission consultation on sustainable buildings. Whilst the Association welcomes this initiative, it is nonetheless concerned that the approach taken may be too narrow in focus.
Earlier this month CEMBUREAU contributed to discussions regarding the Draft Guidelines for Environmental and Energy Aid for 2014-2020. In this regard, our views were expressed in a response to a Commission Consultation. In our response, we underlined a series of issues, relating to green certificates, reductions/exemptions from environmental taxes, as well as aid intensity and cumulative burden
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