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[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,
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)

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