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[GreenYes] Re: Garbage to energy


Title: Re: [GreenYes] Garbage to energy
Interesting.  One of my concerns is that these types of enterprises qualify for public financing through bonds. Recycling doesn’t tend to qualify for bonds, nor need  the kinds of investments that venture firms go to, and venture investing drives the market as well (although some might say it follows the market). It all makes it harder for recycling to compete. Renewable Portfolio Standards that include energy from waste are another public subsidy that could undermine recycling and will effect the marketplace.

Amy



On 4/24/08 5:48 PM, "David Biddle" <Dbiddle@no.address> wrote:

On Radio Times here in Philly today, same thing. Two experts on biofuels talking about the problems with grain production concluding that the best source is waste material.

See April 24, 2008 first hour of the show:
http://www.whyy.org/91FM/radiotimes.html

I got into this field through all my energy research on combustion and chemical conversion technologies surrounding waste and industrial byproducts back in the early 1980s. My conclusion then was that as long as oil prices stayed below $50 a barrel it was all a moot point. Fasten your seat belts. Today’s tissue grade may be tomorrow’s composite syn-fuel. Let the markets decide?

David




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