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[GreenYes] Re: German Greens, CAW shilling for incineration industry?


Title: [GreenYes] Re: German Greens, CAW shilling for incineration industry?

Hi folks,

I'd also just add a warning point about the term "best available
technology." Recognizing a given facility as BAT (a technical term under
the Stockholm Convention) doesn't necessarily imply an endorsement of
the technology as a whole. Rather, it establishes a standard to which
all such facilities -- if they exist -- should be measured against.
Establishing a very expensive BAT (as Germany is wont to do) tends to
encourage people to look to alternate approaches.

cheers,

Neil



Alan Muller wrote:
> At 09:30 PM 8/7/2008 -0700, Helen Spiegelman wrote:
>> Hi ~
>>
>> Our regional government just issued a 4-part TV clip series
>> <http://www.metrovancouver.org/region/tsr_tv/Pages/default.aspx> to
>> brainwash the public about their new "no landfill" waste strategy. It
>> featured comments from a person identified as a "top advisor" to the
>> German Green Party, Dr. Michael Weltzin, testifying for the WTE
>> alternative.
>>
>> Googling him, I found that he was on a bizarre sounding junket
>> <http://www.greenconversionsystems.com/pdf%20files/GCS%20Newsletter%20Draft%20Printable.pdf>
>> this spring organized by an "advanced thermal treatment" company,
>> along with CAW's Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs.
>>
>> Is there a story here?
>>
>> Helen.
>
> Hi Helen.
>
>  From what I say on the links this was an ordinary
> incineration-promotion junket.
>
> Not knowing any of the details, or the politics, behind it, I'd not
> assume that because Scott Smithline of CAW went along, he's necessarily
> on board with a burner scam.  It does illustrate how just going on such
> a junket can create problems.  On the other hand, there is value in
> having a knowledgeable, independent person along to keep track of the
> misrepresentations and perhaps inform the naive.
>
> For sure there is a story here!  But what, exactly, is it?
>
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