NZIA launched to recognise waste-to-solutions in the energy transition

The European Parliament has passed the Net Zero Industry Act (NZIA) to recognise and strengthen the role of waste-to-energy in transition initiatives.

These technologies include waste-to-hydrogen conversion, carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS), heat pumps and sustainable alternative fuel technologies.

One of the cornerstones of the Green Deal Industrial Plan (GDIP), NZIA has set a target for Europe to produce 40% of its annual deployment needs in Net Zero technologies by 2030, based on National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) and to capture 15% of the global market value of the technologies.

The new legislation is expected to harmonise permitting processes in EU member states and public procurement with the aim of establishing regulatory framework, encourage private investment and streamline the deployment of mentioned technologies.

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