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TOPIC: Waste incineration should never been seen as generating either renewable or low-carbon energy.

Waste incineration should never been seen as generating either renewable or low-carbon energy. 2 years, 1 month ago #1

With a goal of between 50 - 100 g CO2 per KWh, and incinerators producing energy with 500 g per KWh incineration should not be considered a source of low carbon energy. Burning biogenic material releases greenhouse gasses. Burning plastics releases greenhouse gasses. These emissions are avoidable. Incineration is not needed for waste management, and incineration does not produce renewable or low carbon energy. Depending on the incinerator feedstock, incineration can be even worse than landfill when it comes to climate impacts. See the report at: ukwin.org.uk/files/pdf/Eunomia_July_2011...20Change_Impacts.pdf and while you're there, join the United Kingdom Without Incineration Network (UKWIN).

Re: Waste incineration should never been seen as generating either renewable or low-carbon energy. 2 years, 1 month ago #2

I quite agree. Bury everything that can't be reused or recycled into the ground. Nuclear power is the way to go. No nasty carbon emissions. Since the UK is not on a geological fault line and we are sorrounded with plenty of water for cooling we are in an ideal place. (Thinks: Will this provoke a response?)
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