Agenda item

Waste Management: Energy from Waste

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Grace Loseby, [email protected]; 020 7983 4299

 

The Committee is recommended to:

 

(a)  Note the report as background to putting questions to invited guests on Energy from Waste, and note the subsequent discussion.

(b)  Delegate authority to the Chair, in consultation with Party Group Lead Members, to agree any output arising from the discussion.

 

Minutes:

6.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat as background to putting questions on Waste Management: Energy from Waste  to the following invited guests:

·  Julian Walker, Chief Operating Officer, Cory Riverside Energy;

·  Professor Darryl Newport, University of East London and Institution of Civil Engineers Representative;

·  Tim Rotheray, Director, The Association for Decentralised Energy;

·  Andy Richmond, Policy & Programmes Manager, Greater London Authority (GLA);

·  Shlomo Dowen, National Coordinator, United Kingdom Without Incineration Network; and

·  Dan Cooke, Director of Regulatory Affairs, Viridor.

 

6.2  A transcript of the discussion is attached at Appendix 1.

6.3  During the course of the discussion, Members requested the following additional information from the Chief Operating Officer, Cory Riverside Energy:

·  Further information on whether Cory Riverside Energy has been subject to the unannounced inspections from the Environment Agency; and

·  Whether tests for dioxins and furans are carried out constantly or intermittently.

 

6.4  During the course of the discussion, Members requested the following additional information from the National Coordinator, United Kingdom Without Incineration Network:

·  Evidence concerning ongoing complaint situations that currently exists relating to London energy from waste plants.

 

6.5  During the course of the discussion, Members requested the following additional information from the Policy and Programmes Manager, GLA:

·  Any available information on why the Barking Riverside London development was unable to have a heat network installed.

 

6.6  At the end of the discussion, the Chair thanked the guests for their attendance and helpful contributions to the meeting.

 

6.7  Resolved:

 

(a)  That the report and discussion be noted.

(b)  That authority be delegated to the Chair, in consultation with party Group Lead Members, to agree any output from the discussion.

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