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From Waste to Energy: Technology, the Environment and the Implications under EU Law

From Waste to Energy: Technology, the Environment and the Implications under EU Law
  • Year of publication 2018
  • 210 pages
Editor:Harry Post
Categories: Law Environmental Law
Law European Law
Icon_printbook 978‐94‐6236‐810‐1 | hardcover | 1st edition | € 75.00 / $ 101.25 / £ 79.50

Waste-to-energy plants generate energy and they manage waste, notably municipal solid waste (MSW). In what way best, is still a matter of serious scientific research, both in a technological and in an economic-commercial sense, taking also the environmental impact into account. The latter is a particular concern of the transition to a (more) circular economy, the major economic perspective launched by the European Union. The role of Waste-to-energy processes in such a transition is still marred by legal problems and even in 2017 a controversial subject matter. In this really multi-disciplinary book the state of Waste-to-energy in the modern world is analysed from the point of view of several disciplines: legal, socio-economic and commercial and technological.

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Harry H.G. Post, sometime Professor of International Law at the University of Exeter, is currently Visiting Professor at the Law Faculties of the Catholic University of Lille and of the University of Sassari, Italy. He has been Adjunct Professor at the University of Victoria, Canada, at the Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and at LUISS Guido Carli in Rome. His research interests are in International Humanitarian Law and (the future of) International Criminal Law, Management of Waste in Environmental Law and Territorial Sovereignty and Conflict. On these subjects he has recently published.