£217m cut for energy-from-waste infrastructure

The government has removed support for three energy from waste PFI projects due to a prediction of excess waste treatment capacity

The government has withdrawn £217m in financial support for three private finance initiative (PFI) energy-from-waste projects in the north of England.

The environment department (DEFRA) admits the infrastructure spending cut “significantly reduces the likelihood” of the projects going ahead.

DEFRA withdrew PFI credits, handed out under the government’s waste infrastructure delivery programme, from three partnership projects on 21 February:

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