Monthly Archives: March 2011

* Duke Energy biomass venture halts work

Building a garbage-to-energy or biomass-to-energy incinerator just doesn’t make good business sense! Duke Energy knows this. Areva knows it. Shouldn’t ReVenture and Mecklenburg County know it? John Downey of the Charlotte Business Journal reported on March 17 that: “Adage, the … Continue reading

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* Sierra Club Across the US Supports Don’t Burn, Recycle Policy

Sierra Club Chapter and Group Efforts on Waste to Energy Related Issues 1. TRASH IS BIG CLIMATE PROBLEM, NEW REPORT FINDS. A zero waste approach revealed as a top climate protection strategy. Carl Pope, Executive Director of the national Sierra … Continue reading

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* Charlotte Mecklenburg Leadership: West Side Schools Deserve Better Than This

The following message and attachment has been sent to the Charlotte City Council and the Mecklenburg BOCC with copies to the Charlotte Mecklenburg School Board, PTA Executive Board, the Planning and Zoning Commission: Subject: School Air Quality Near Proposed Gasification … Continue reading

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* Rhode Island Environmental Groups Oppose Waste To Energy Bill

We are not alone! Renewable energy advocates and environmental organizations today denounced legislation introduced by Rep. Jon Brien (D-Woonsocket) that would overturn the state ban on municipal waste incineration and would define trash burning as renewable energy. The bill would … Continue reading

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* The Smokestack Effect: Toxic Air and America’s Schools

What impact will the proposed ReVenture garbage-to-energy gasification incinerator have on our community? The problem is that we don’t know. What we do know is that there is a great deal of data that clearly shows that we need to … Continue reading

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* Is Mecklenburg Following in the Footsteps of Wilmington?

There is a lot to be learned in this article. County releases R3 from garbage contract; Will cost taxpayers more to keep current system in place Submitted by WWAY , 03/11/2011 WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — New Hanover County gave R3 … Continue reading

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* Duke Energy biomass venture suspends operations

A Smart Decision! “Adage, the joint venture of Duke Energy and Areva, has canceled plans for a biomass plant in Washington state and has suspended plans for any construction in the face of low demand for biomass energy.” “This week, … Continue reading

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* Mecklenburg Board Votes to Not Recommend ReVenture Project

“The ReVenture project team does not have sufficient end-to-end waste management expertise to credibly represent the scope and long-term impacts of the project.” ~ Mecklenburg Waste Management Advisory Board On March 14 the Mecklenburg Waste Management Advisory Board handed ReVenture … Continue reading

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* Battle over “south Baltimore trash-burning plant”

Why post an article about a Baltimore garbage-to-energy plant that is from 2009? That’s a question from several folks. The answer is that the article ( “Environmental Groups Suing State Over City Trash Incinerator” clearly shows that: Once an incinerator … Continue reading

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* Environmental groups object to biomass plant

Milwaukee neighborhoods and environmental groups are fighting a proposed biomass plant in their community. Why, the “Critics of a biomass power plant proposed by We Energies and Domtar Corp. say the project shouldn’t qualify for a state environmental permit because … Continue reading

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