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This volume represents the Proceedings of a Seminar on Recovery of Energy from Municipal and Industrial Waste through Combustion, organised by the Commission of the European Communities, Directorate-General for Energy, the Warmer Campaign for Warmth and Energy from Rubbish, and the United Kingdom Department of Energy, held at Churchill College, Cambridge, UK, 21-24 June 1988. At the closing session of the Seminar, delegates issued the following recommendations for further action by the Commission of the European Communities and its Member Countries. item"1." There is a need for better information exchange. National focal points should be identified in all Member Countries and co-ordination organised within the Commission. Ideally these efforts should be broadened to an international scale, possibly under the auspices of the International Energy Agency. The "it Warmer Bulletin" could assist in widespread dissemination of accurate and impartial information. item"2." In view of growing concerns over environmental aspects of waste disposal, the Commission should give urgent priority to final drafting of the Directive on waste incineration. The Commission should also immediately support and stimulate the diffusion and take up of new and developing technologies. item"3." Effort is required urgently to characterise and evaluate emerging technologies in the waste to energy field on a consistent basis. The EC should lead in promoting assessments of economic and environmentally acceptable options so that the appropriate technical choices for different circumstances and in different regions can be made. item"4." There is a need to develop a consistent approach to the definitions of waste and waste derived products and to ensure that sampling and analytical procedures are harmonised so far as possible across the Community, and it is recommended that the Commission should take the lead. item"5." It is recommended that in view of the success and value of this first Waste Combustion International Conference, a further Seminar should be organised in 1990.

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Authors: BROWN A HARWELL LABORATORY (UK) EVEMY P THE WARMER CAMPAIGN FOR WARMTH AND ENERGY FROM RUBBISH, ROYAL TUNBRIDG-XIII-C-3,E WELL (UK) FERRERO G L CEC, BRUXELLES (BELGIUM) , HARWELL LABORATORY (UK);THE WARMER CAMPAIGN FOR WARMTH AND ENERGY FROM RUBBISH, ROYAL TUNBRIDG-XIII-C-3,E WELL (UK);CEC, BRUXELLES (BELGIUM)
Bibliographic Reference: BOOK, 386 PP., 1988, ISBN 1-85166-285-5, PUBL. BY: ELSEVIER APPLIED SCIENCE PUBLISHERS LTD., CROWN HOUSE, LINTON ROAD, BARKING, ESSEX IG11 8JU (UK), PRICE: UKL 40
Record Number: 1989126112700 / Last updated on: 1989-06-01
Category: PUBLICATION
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