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Waste-to-energy plants successful in Europe, controversial in US

Waste-to-energy plants successful in Europe, controversial in US

| August 12, 2014

A recent report by Columbia University’s Earth Engineering Center reveals that diverting day-to-day waste to incinerators instead of landfills can actually generate electricity for 13.8 million households, and produce several other forms of energy simultaneously. But, given the reputation of these waste-to-energy (WTE) plants in the U.S., is burning better than burying? WTE plants remain […]

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Europe’s incineration debate

Europe’s incineration debate

| September 5, 2013

The lines have been drawn, and there’s a battle brewing over what to do with trash in Europe. On one side: incineration. This increasingly popular solution advocates recycling as much as possible, and burning the remaining trash using a “waste-to-energy” approach. The act of burning produces heat or electricity, thus creating a positive outcome for […]

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