Benefits of Waste-to-Energy

Ireland’s ability to prevent waste generation and re-use, recycle, recover and divert waste from landfill will make an important contribution to combating climate change.

Studies by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the European Environment Agency (EEA) conclude that incineration with energy recovery, or waste-to-energy, has the potential to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the waste sector by replacing landfill. Waste-to-energy facilities also generate renewable energy that can displace the use of fossil fuels. Waste-to-energy is already playing a key role throughout the European Union, where over 300 plants turn almost 50 million tonnes of waste into  energy every year.

  • Reduces greenhouse gas emissions
  • Generates Renewable Energy
  • Helps meet landfill diversion targets
  • Energy Efficient