President to Visit Alabama Waste-to-Energy Facility

By September 17, 2008General

From the White House, Thursday’s updated schedule:

9:50 am            THE PRESIDENT participates in a Tour

CDT                The Huntsville Waste-to-Energy Facility | Huntsville, Alabama

                        POOL COVERAGE

The facility is owned by the local solid waste district but operated by Covanta Energy. From Covanta’s website (EfW stands for Energy from Waste):

Over the past 25 years, the EfW industry has developed state-of-the-art technology that makes EfW one of the cleanest forms of energy generation. The Energy Policy Act of 2005, Department of Energy and 23 states have classified EfW as a renewable technology, and the Department of Energy states that turning garbage into energy makes “important contributions to the overall effort to achieve increased renewable energy use and the many associated positive environmental benefits.” The advanced technology in combusting waste is the air quality (emission) control system. Energy-from-waste facilities meet or exceed the strictest federal standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and employ a multi-step process to achieve superior environmental performance.

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