The concept of the circular economy has gained traction and widespread social acceptance over recent years as a sound approach towards designing a more sustainable economic system.

At the short-term the circular economy applied to the decommissioning of existing energy power plants could provide social, economic and environmental benefits to the local communities and surrounding areas.

When applied to the design of new power plants - including renewable energy – the circular economy could provide a set of tools and best practices that will both improve the design and operations of the asset as well as influence the future decommissioning operations by making them more efficient and effective.

This publication offers an approach to measure the potential benefits that such approach could deliver to projects and processes through the full life cycle of an energy power plant and the assets it is constituted.

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Circl-E: from decommissioning to regeneration