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Report: Waste Incineration: A Dirty Secret in How States Define Renewable Energy

Report: Waste Incineration: A Dirty Secret in How States Define Renewable Energy

Marie Donahue

December 12, 2018

Almost half of U.S. states allow energy produced by burning garbage to count toward their renewable energy requirements. In a new report, we unpack why incineration is so problematic and how communities can embrace cleaner alternatives.  READ MORE


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Two Rural Electric Cooperatives Overcome Barriers to Clean, Local Energy — Episode 66 of Local Energy Rules Podcast

Two Rural Electric Cooperatives Overcome Barriers to Clean, Local Energy — Episode 66 of Local Energy Rules Podcast

John Farrell

December 13, 2018

In our latest Local Energy Rules podcast, John Farrell joins leaders from Farmers Electric Cooperative in Iowa and Kit Carson Electric Cooperative in New Mexico, to discuss how rural areas can source their power locally and renewably. Rural electric co-op  READ MORE


Report: Waste Incineration: A Dirty Secret in How States Define Renewable Energy

Report: Waste Incineration: A Dirty Secret in How States Define Renewable Energy

Marie Donahue

December 12, 2018

Almost half of U.S. states allow energy produced by burning garbage to count toward their renewable energy requirements. In a new report, we unpack why incineration is so problematic and how communities can embrace cleaner alternatives.  READ MORE


Release: Waste Incineration Doesn’t Belong in the Definition of Renewable Energy

Release: Waste Incineration Doesn’t Belong in the Definition of Renewable Energy

Hibba Meraay

December 12, 2018

Many states classify the energy produced by burning garbage as a renewable resource. Our report provides recommendations for how communities can invest in healthier and more sustainable waste management and energy systems.  READ MORE


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