* Area Media Commended for Forsite / ReVenture Coverage

The Central Piedmont Sierra Club and Incinerator Free Mecklenburg would like to recognize and commend the media for their coverage of issues related to the Forsite / ReVenture garbage-to-energy gasification incinerator.

Many thanks to the following for helping to keep the public informed:

  • The Charlotte Business Journal and Susan Stably and John Downing
  • Charlotte Creative Loafing and Rhi Bowman
  • Charlotte Magazine and Rhi Bowman
  • The Charlotte Observer and Bruce Henderson
  • The Mecklenburg Times and Tara Ramsey and Deon Roberts
  • The Mountain Island Weekly and Andrew Batten
  • WCNC and Rad Berky
  • WFAE and Julie Rose

Your coverage of the issues and concerns surrounding the garbage-to-energy gasification incinerator brings value to our community and to our citizens. Thank you!

ReVenture Media Update Feb 11, 2011 to Dec 1, 2010

February Charlotte Magazine: ReVenture Under Review

http://www.charlottemagazine.com/Charlotte-Magazine/February-2011/ReVenture-Under-Review/index.php?cparticle=1&siarticle=0#artanc

Controversy Stalls ‘ReVenture’ Plan to Make Electricity From Trash (Feb 11)

http://www.wfae.org/wfae/1_87_316.cfm?action=display&id=6933

Waste Board Members Have Ties To Reventure (Feb 10)
http://www.wfae.org/wfae/1_87_316.cfm?action=display&id=6928

Board’s ties to ReVenture under review | WOPULAR (Feb 10)
www.wopular.com/boards-ties-reventure-under-review

Waste Board Members Have Ties To ReVenture (Feb 9)

http://www.wfae.org/wfae/1_87_316.cfm?action=display&id=6928

Conflict-of-interest questions raised (Feb 8 )

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/02/08/2046215/conflict-of-interest-questions.html

UPI: Mecklenburg County officials hear Reventure concerns (Feb 8  )

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/Local/2011/02/08/Mecklenburg-County-officials-hear-Reventure-concerns/24-62bf291ff6

Raleigh News and Observer: Conflict-of-interest questions raised (Feb 8 )

http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/02/08/976187_conflict-of-interest-questions.html

Greensboro News: Conflict-of-interest questions raised (Feb 8 )

http://greensboro-nc.com/news/article/boards-ties-to-reventure-under-review

Mecklenburg County officials hear ReVenture concerns (Feb 8 )

http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/blog/going_green/2011/02/mecklenburg-county-officials-hear.html

Commissioners hear concerns on proposed energy complex (Feb 8 )

http://www.wcnc.com/news/local/County-Commission-Hears-About-Proposed-River-Power-Plant-115597359.html

Mount Holly keeps watchful eye on waste project across the river (Jan 31)

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/01/31/2024079/mount-holly-keeps-watchful-eye.html

Mount Holly forum to focus on ReVenture Park (Jan 27)

http://www.mountainislandweekly.com/news/2011/01/mount-holly-forum-to-focus-on-reventure-park/

New Trash-To-Electricity Plant Likely To Be State – Not Local – Responsibility (Jan 26)

http://www.wfae.org/wfae/1_87_316.cfm?action=display&id=6852

Another wrinkle for ReVenture (Jan 25)

http://blogs.creativeloafing.com/theclog/2011/01/25/another-wrinkle-for-reventure/

State, not county, to issue ReVenture air permit (Jan 25)

http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/blog/power_city/2011/01/state-not-county-to-issue-reventure.html

ReVenture opponents question consultant’s role in symposium (Jan 21)

http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/print-edition/2011/01/21/ReVenture-opponents-question-role.html

A scaled-back ReVenture plan wins panel’s support (Jan 21)

http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/print-edition/2011/01/21/A-scaled-back-ReVenture-plan-wins-suppor.html

Advisory group recommends approval of ReVenture plant (Jan 20)

http://mecktimes.com/news/2011/01/20/advisory-group-recommends-approval-of-reventure-plant/

Votes delayed on Charlotte greenway lot, eco-industrial zoning (Jan 18)

http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/blog/going_green/2011/01/greenway-parking-eco-industrial-zone.html

Tons of trash to travel through one Charlotte neighborhood (Jan 18 )

http://www.wcnc.com/news/local/Tons-of-trash-to-travel-through-one-Charlotte-Neighborhood-114166624.html

ReVenture still ‘evolving’ (Jan 17)

http://blogs.creativeloafing.com/theclog/2011/01/17/reventure-still-evolving/

Recycling center meeting set (Jan 16)

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/01/16/1978064/recycling-center-meeting-set.html

Mecklenburg panel approves ReVenture deal (Jan 14)

http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/blog/going_green/2011/01/mecklenburg-panel-approves.html

Forum held for ‘energy park’ planned along Catawba River (Jan 14)

http://lakenorman.wbtv.com/content/forum-held-energy-park-planned-along-catawba-river

Trash-burning power plant on Catawba wins endorsement (Jan 14)

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/01/14/1980898/trash-burning-power-plant-on-catawba.html

EPA pauses, but will Meck County? (Jan 13)

http://blogs.creativeloafing.com/theclog/2011/01/13/epa-pause-biomass-but-will-meck-county/

Trash would generate power (Jan 8 )

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/01/08/1964175/trash-would-generate-power.html

Power plant is fueled by trash (Rock Hill Herald)   (Jan 8 )

http://www.heraldonline.com/2011/01/08/2738694/power-plant-is-fueled-by-trash.html#ixzz1Acn3p3zW

ReVenture Park may be able to operate without rezoning (Jan 7)

http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/print-edition/2011/01/07/ReVenture-may-be-able-to-operate.html

ReVenture Park is making progress on several fronts (Jan 7)

http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/print-edition/2011/01/07/Energy-park-is-making-progress.html

Public Policy Updates for Ballantyne (Dec 22)

http://ballantynescoop.com/public-policy-updates-for-ballantyne/

Forsite moves forward with ReVenture Park (Dec 21)

http://www.bioenergy-news.com/index.php?/Industry-News?item_id=3033

North Carolina waste to energy plant to use ICM gasifier (Dec 21)

http://www.brighterenergy.org/21132/news/bioenergy/north-carolina-waste-to-energy-plant-to-use-icm-gasifier/

ReVenture gets City Council approval (Dec 15)

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2010/12/15/1911556/reventure-gets-city-council-approval.html

ReVenture Park Waste to Energy Facility to Utilise Gasification Technology (Dec 15)

http://www.waste-management-world.com/index/display/article-display/9391745512/articles/waste-management-world/waste-to-energy/2010/12/ReVenture_Park_Waste_to_Energy_Facility_to_Utilise_Gasification_Technology.html

Charlotte supports ReVenture option with reservations (Dec 14)
http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/blog/going_green/2010/12/charlotte-supports-reventure-option.html

Strong Support For Trash-To-Electricity Plan At City Council (Dec 14)
http://www.wfae.org/wfae/1_87_316.cfm?action=display&id=6738

Tax legislation may benefit ReVenture Park (Dec 14)
http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/blog/power_city/2010/12/tax-legislation-may-benefit-reventure.html

EISENMANN Chosen to Provide Emissions Abatement Equipment for Waste to Energy Project (Dec 14)
http://www.environmental-expert.com/resultEachPressRelease.aspx?cid=39995&codi=215628

Charlotte: last to approve ReVenture deal (Dec 13)
http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/blog/going_green/2010/12/charlotte-last-city-to-approve.html

Crucial Council Vote Tonight On Trash-To-Electricity Plan (Dec 13)
http://www.wfae.org/wfae/1_87_316.cfm?action=display&id=6731

Duke Energy to continue with caveman plan in N.C. (Dec 13)
http://blogs.creativeloafing.com/theclog/2010/12/13/duke-energy-to-continue-with-caveman-plan-in-n-c/

Selling and burning trash: Who will profit, who will pay? (Dec 13)
http://blogs.creativeloafing.com/theclog/2010/12/13/selling-and-burning-trash-who-will-profit-who-will-pay/

Forsite scraps plans to use Statesville Avenue site (Dec 10)

http://mecktimes.com/news/2010/12/10/breaking-news-sierra-club-says-reventure-land-swap-dead/

Forsite negotiating deal to sell ReVentures excess fuel pellets (Dec 10)
http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/print-edition/2010/12/10/Forsite-negotiating-deal.html

Crosland on top, but developments far from reality (Dec 10)

http://www.mountainislandweekly.com/news/2010/12/crosland-on-top-but-developments-far-from-reality/

Plant will turn Mecklenburg County into test lab (Dec 7)

http://www.dolanmedia.com/view.cfm?recID=655500

ReVenture plant close to financing deal (Dec 3)

http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/blog/power_city/2010/12/reventure-plant-close-to-financing-deal.html

Trash To Energy Plant Moving Ahead In Meck Co (Dec 3)

http://www.wfae.org/wfae/1_87_316.cfm?action=display&id=6702

Forsite signs ICM Inc. to provide technology for ReVenture plant (Dec 2)

http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/news/2010/12/02/forsite-signs-icm-inc-to-provide.html

Forsite Development Chooses ICM, Inc. To Provide Gasifier Technology for ReVenture Park (Dec 2)

http://charlottechamber.com/news/2010/12/02/economic-development-news/forsite-development-chooses-icm-inc.-to-provide-gasifier-technology-for-reventure-park-145-new-jobs-to-be-created/

Building the Biomass Industry (Nov 23, 2010 ICM article)    (Dec 2)

http://biomassmagazine.com/articles/5144/building-the-biomass-industry

What is status of gasifier project at old landfill? (Feb 25, 2010 ICM article)   (Dec 2)

http://www.thekansan.com/highlights/x1570099443/GO-TO-GAL-What-is-status-of-gasifier-project-at-old-landfill

Forsite picks ReVenture Park incinerator technology (Dec 2)

http://mecktimes.com/news/2010/12/02/forsite-picks-reventure-park-incinerator-technology/

Additional coverage being identified.

Apologies for any reporting that may have been overlooked during this time period.

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