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Re: [GreenYes] renewable energy?
This is the mouthpiece of the WTE industry, that's how.  

Mike

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Brenda Platt" <bplatt@ilsr.org>
To: "greenyes" <greenyes@grrn.org>
Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2001 11:28 PM
Subject: [GreenYes] renewable energy?


> One so called source of renewable energy being promoted is waste
> incineration.  A recent issue of Waste News printed a guest editorial by
> 
> Maria Zannes, President of the Integrated Waste Services Association,
> "A
> few full-truths about WTE [waste-to-energy]"  (Sept. 3rd, p. 9).  Here
> are some quotes:
> 
> "WTE's ability to safely dispose of garbage and generate clean power is
> getting noticed.  Congress is debating an energy policy, and many
> lawmakers support WTE as clean, renewable power.  Similarly, state
> legislators are looking at ways to encourage WTE."
> 
> "... WTE power as an alternative to coal last year prevented the release
> 
> of 24,000 tons of nitrogen oxides and 2.6 million tons of volatile
> organic compounds..."
> 
> How can anyone seriously promote waste as a clean fuel source?  Talk
> about dirty fuel.
> 
> BTW, Waste News will be printing ILSR's response to the Zannes'
> editorial.  If you want a copy, let me know.
> 
> Brenda Platt
> Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR)
> http://www.ilsr.org
> 
> 
> 
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