PL at­tacks PN for not tak­ing part in waste to en­ergy project com­mit­tee

The Malta Independent on Sunday - - NEWS -

The PN's de­ci­sion not to take part in the tech­ni­cal com­mit­tee ap­pointed to eval­u­ate tech­nol­ogy use in the process that will lead to waste be­ing turned into en­ergy is to be con­demned, the PL said in a state­ment yes­ter­day.

The govern­ment is to in­tro­duce a waste to en­ergy scheme, with a com­mit­tee given a dead­line for the end of the year to present a fi­nal pro­posal, En­vi­ron­ment Min­is­ter Jose Her­rera an­nounced yes­ter­day. The project is ex­pected to cost be­tween €100 mil­lion to €150 mil­lion and will take six to seven years to com­plete. The min­is­ter re­vealed that PN spokesper­son for the En­vi­ron­ment Karol Aquilina had in­formed him that the Op­po­si­tion de­clined to form part of the com­mit­tee

The PL called waste one of the big­gest chal­lenges faced by the coun­try, say­ing that the PN chose to play par­ti­san pol­i­tics by be­ing neg­a­tive on this sub- ject.

At the very least, the PN should have taken the chance to of­fer their opin­ions on the mat­ter given that the govern­ment is talk­ing about new so­lu­tions and ex­tended its hand in friend­ship for na­tional agree­ment, the PL said.

The com­mit­tee will be made up of the fol­low­ing in­di­vid­u­als: Chair­man of CEO of WasteServ To­nio Mon­te­bello; Kevin Gatt from the Min­istry for the En­vi­ron­ment, Kevin Mer­cieca from the ERA; Al­fred Mif­sud, Alex Sciber­ras, Prof. Ed­ward Mal­lia and Mario Galea de Gio­vanni

For­eign ex­perts from the EU com­mis­sion will also be giv­ing their in­put.

Waste to en­ergy tech­nol­ogy re­cov­ers the en­ergy found in ma­te­ri­als, typ­i­cally through an in­cin­er­a­tor or com­bus­tion. It has been im­ple­mented in some European coun­tries with re­sound­ing suc­cess.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Malta

© PressReader. All rights reserved.