Waste to Energy

Posted in Commentary at 10:28 am by Jason G.

Just read this interesting piece on Waste-to-Energy over at the Rude Awakening. They profile a company called Covanta who have a pretty good business converting trash to energy.

Some quotes:

The Environmental Protection Agency has declared that the
waste-to energy process has “less environmental impact than
almost any other source of electricity.” A combination of
strict regulations and mature technology have made waste-
to-energy plants both green and efficient.

The United States turns roughly 12?15% of its solid waste
into electricity each year ? that’s more than 100,000 tons
per day ? and generates enough energy to serve 2.8 million