27 Apr '11, 6pm

Waste-to-Electricity Plan Draws Mixed Response in N.Y.: Critics say the city should remedy its low recycling rat...

Waste-to-Electricity Plan Draws Mixed Response in N.Y.: Critics say the city should remedy its low recycling rat...

European Pressphoto Agency A computer simulation of a new waste-to-energy plant planned in Copenhagen. One of the new initiatives included in the recently updated version of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s environmental agenda — a plan to solicit proposals to try out new technologies that convert garbage into heat and electricity –- is drawing mixed reviews from environmental groups. Waste-to-energy technologies are widely used in Europe, but have not caught on in a big way in this country, where most trash still goes to landfills. The Bloomberg administration wants to experiment with two specific technologies — anaerobic digestion and thermal processing – to convert solid waste into either electricity or fuel to reduce the use of landfills and the costs associated with transporting waste to them by truck and rail. Anaerobic digestion uses microorganisms to break down waste a...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/27/waste-to-electr...

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