CBI energy conference 2011 - Ian Goodfellow

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Presentation by Ian Goodfellow, chairman MD Shanks UK at the CBI's energy conference. London 2011.

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CBI energy conference 2011 - Ian Goodfellow

  1. 1. Energy from Waste – a keycomponent of the UK energy mix Ian Goodfellow Chairman, ESA MD Shanks UK ACHIEVING SUSTAINABILITY ACROSS THE UK
  2. 2. ESA and industry contextESA: voice of the waste management industry (membership = 85% of the sector)An £11bn industry in transition• Shift away from landfill• Wider range of technologies• Both an energy user (eg MRFs) and increasingly a supplier ACHIEVING SUSTAINABILITY ACROSS THE UK
  3. 3. Green growthEstimates of waste infrastructure investment needed to meet UK waste targets range from £7.5bn to £20bn by 2020.• 20-40,000 new jobs• £2bn permanent increase in GDP• Major carbon savings ACHIEVING SUSTAINABILITY ACROSS THE UK
  4. 4. Energy from waste1. In 2009, EfW plants and landfill gas were generating 7.5TWh electricity – more than 4x offshore wind2. More than 27 million tonnes of municipal and C&I waste is still going to landfill in the UK – an additional 15 TWh of electricity3. Waste heat from EfW plants is largely an untapped resource Electricity generated by source 30 La ndfi l l  ga s 25 Wa s te combus ti on 5.0 Al l  other renewa bl es 20 4.8 2.4 4.7 4.4 2.0 TWh 15 4.3 1.9 1.7 1.5 10 18.8 15.6 12.6 13.8 5 11.7 0 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Source: DECC, Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics, 2010 ACHIEVING SUSTAINABILITY ACROSS THE UK
  5. 5. Issues• EFW can support industrial competitiveness• Most EFW plants have scope for CHP – but struggle to find bankable heat offtake options• Planning remains a major headache for EFW ACHIEVING SUSTAINABILITY ACROSS THE UK

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