Waste-to-Energy Resource Recovery

Diagram of waste-to-energy resource recovery plant in Pinellas County, Florida

Waste-to-energy resource recovery plant in Broward County, Florida

With the majority of America’s electrical energy produced by coal or gas fired fossil fuel plants,  the steam and renewable electrical energy currently being generated by the U.S.’s 88 municipal waste-to-energy resource recovery plants provide a significant source of alternative renewable energy while processing 100,000 tons of waste per day.   These municipal waste-to-energy plants produce almost 2,700 megawatts of clean electricity, or enough power to supply all the electrical needs of  2 million American homes, while reducing the volume of municipal garbage that would otherwise have to be landfilled.  As such, municipal waste-to-energy resource recovery plants reduce America’s dependence upon foreign oil and gas while reducing the volume of municipal waste that has to be trucked to distant landfills – all while generating a source of renewable energy in the very urban areas where such energy is needed.

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~ by americanpresidents on February 25, 2010.

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