Covanta is pleased with the court’s decision to uphold the UK Environment Agency’s issuance of the environmental permit for the Rookery project. Energy-from-Waste (EfW) facilities like the Rookery South Energy Recovery Facility, are critical in helping the UK achieve national landfill diversion and renewable energy targets. EfW facilities are proven to be safe and widely regarded as the best solution for the treatment of waste that cannot be recycled.
We are committed to being a good neighbour and look forward to building a strong, transparent relationship with the Bedfordshire community. We will provide further updates on the timing of financial close and the commencement of full construction in the near future.
Court Decision Documents
At the invitation of Bedford Borough Council, Tom Koltis, Covanta’s executive director of European Development and representatives from the Environment Agency, attended a meeting of the Council’s Environment and Sustainable Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee in June at Stewartby Village Hall. The meeting, which was open to the public, provided council members and local residents the opportunity to pose questions on the Rookery South Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) directly to Covanta. To read Covanta’s full responses to questions posed by the committee click here.
Additional questions from members of the public have also been added to the Frequently Asked Questions section here on the website.
Issuance of the permit follows a detailed review and consultation process by the Environment Agency (EA). For more information, download the EA's fact sheet at the link below or visit this EA webpage to view the permit and decision document.
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