Environment Benefits

WtE reduces greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming

WtE reduces greenhouse gases by:

  • Reducing landfills which generate methane emissions (Methane is 20+ times more potent than CO2)
  • Decreasing dependence on fossil fuel power plants and related CO2 emissions
  • Recycling metal thus reducing mining operations and associated emission
  • Reducing long-haul truck traffic to distant landfills

WtE generates clean, reliable electricity and reduces dependence on fossil fuel as

  • WtE facilities are a “clean, reliable, renewable source of energy” that “produces electricity with less environmental impact than almost any other source of electricity.”

WtE facilities produce electricity 98% of every hour, all year long thus replacing base load coal and gas fired power plants.