Report on the Proposed Baltimore Clean Air Act

Date: 6 Feb 2019 | posted in: waste - anti-incineration, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On January 30th, the Land Use & Transportation Committee of the Baltimore City Council voted 7-0 on the Clean Air Act Bill that would close the Wheelabrator garbage incinerator in downtown Baltimore, and have wide implications for solid waste management policies and programs in the city.… Read More

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

In a recent webinar, ILSR research associate Marie Donahue shared findings from our report, Waste Incineration: A Dirty Secret in How States Define Renewable Energy, highlighting why classifying incineration as a “renewable” form of energy is problematic. Allies from GAIA, a global anti-incineration network, and the national Energy Justice Network also presented.… Read More

A ‘Year of 100’ for Local, Renewable Energy in 2018 — Episode 67 of Local Energy Rules Podcast

Date: 31 Dec 2018 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In 2018, numerous states, utilities, and cities made big resolutions to shift to 100 percent clean energy. In a special New Year’s episode of Local Energy Rules, John Farrell and Marie Donahue from ILSR’s Energy Democracy team discuss their take on this “Year of 100.” The two recap the year’s most notable clean energy commitments and what’s on the horizon for local, renewable energy in 2019.… Read More

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

Date: 12 Dec 2018 | posted in: Energy, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

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

Proposed Incinerator Regulations in Baltimore Are Far from What’s Needed

Date: 21 Sep 2018 | posted in: Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Recently, environmental regulators in Maryland have proposed regulations that would require Wheelabrator’s Baltimore trash incinerator (also known as BRESCO) cut its emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) by approximately one-fifth, but the proposed regulations are far from what is needed.… Read More

Baltimore Incineration Plan Could Get Millions in Subsidies Thanks to Maryland Law

Date: 20 Dec 2017 | posted in: waste - anti-incineration, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Should burning garbage in downtown Baltimore be given $10 million in subsidies since 2011 because the state of Maryland calls it ‘green’? The garbage incineration/Renewable Energy Porfolio Standard (RPS) nexus is discussed in the Baltimore Sun‘s series Power Struggle; “How … Read More

Building a Zero Waste World, One Community at a Time (Episode 35)

Zero waste activist Paul Connett joins ILSR’s Neil Seldman and Nick Stumo-Langer to detail how to move communities across the world to a zero waste reality as well as how this activism fits within the grassroots landscape.
Along with Paul’s insights on zero waste policies — from corporate redesign to community fun in participating in sustainability policies — he regales listeners with a version of the Battle Hymn of the Republic, zero waste edition.… Read More

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