IEA: ‘Organic waste has huge untapped potential to provide clean energy’

A new report suggests as modern societies and economies increasingly produce organic waste, clean energy resources like biogas and biomethane could benefit sustainable development

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According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), the world’s biogas and biomethane resources could provide 20% of global gas demand and help curb greenhouse gas emissions.

A new report published by the IEA revealed that organic waste ‘holds huge untapped potential to provide clean energy around the world’ along with encouraging a circular economy.

The agency said that biogas could become a local source of power and heat for communities and could also be used as a clean cooking fuel for households.

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