HC Deb 11 November 1991 vol 198 cc358-9W
20. Mr. Michael

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy what assessment he has made of the contribution to energy needs that could be provided by(a) refuse incineration and (b) sewage sludge incineration and the technical possibilities of achieving acceptable standards for either or both.

Mr. Moynihan

Energy recovery from refuse and sewage sludge incineration can be an economically attractive and environmentally acceptable disposal route. Our review of renewable energy will consider the potential contribution from such sources of energy.