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Energy: Waste

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 26th February 2020.

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Photo of Ian Lavery Ian Lavery Co-National Campaign Coordinator, Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Party Chair, Labour Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many waste to energy plants were operating in (a) the UK and (b) the North East in each of the last five years.

Photo of Rebecca Pow Rebecca Pow The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Waste is a devolved matter. The Environment Agency only holds data for England. The number of waste to energy plants processing municipal waste operating in England and in the North East in the last five years is shown in the table below.

Location

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

England

36

39

39

41

45

North East

5

6

6

7

8

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