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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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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


Three Questions about Xcel Energy’s Landmark Low-Carbon Announcement

Three Questions about Xcel Energy's Landmark Low-Carbon Announcement

John Farrell

December 5, 2018

I join with clean energy advocates across the country in celebrating Xcel Energy's announcement yesterday that it will reduce carbon emissions in its electricity generation by 80% from 2005 to 2030, and to zero by 2050. However, I have three  READ MORE


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