Tag Archives: Energy Recovery

Roll Call reporter visits Alexandria-based energy recovery facility where Capitol waste becomes Virginia power

In an article posted to Roll Call this morning, reporter Emma Dumain writes about her visit to a Covanta Energy facility in Alexandria, VA, where, through the magic of energy recovery, 90 percent of Congress’ non-recyclable solid waste will be converted to electricity. The Covanta plant already disposes of 350,000 tons of trash per year, […]

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#Chemistry2Energy: Help us keep the Energy Awareness conversation going on Twitter

Energy Awareness Month, an initiative of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Federal Emergency Management Program (FEMP), draws to a close today – coincidentally, the same day in which the United Nations Population Fund predicted the arrival of the world’s 7 billionth person. Because of our rapidly growing population, it won’t be any less important […]

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Canadian plastics expert Greg Wilkinson lays out opportunities for waste-to-energy

Today on E&E TV, Greg Wilkinson, President and CEO of the Canadian Plastics Industry Association, discussed the new study from Columbia University that looked at the potential for non-recycled used plastics to generate energy to power homes, cars and businesses. The study found that, nationwide, non-recycled plastics could provide enough energy to power 5.2 million […]

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Columbia University: Non-recycled plastics could power 5.2 million homes annually

One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Turbine How often do you stop and think about the value of the materials you toss in the trash? Chances are, not too often. But even small changes in the way we dispose of everyday waste can mean big gains for the environment and the economy. Take plastics. Many […]

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Capitol Hill to adopt growing energy recovery process, waste-to-energy, as part of larger sustainability effort

The Architect of the Capitol (AoC) announced last week that Congress will begin converting up to 90 percent of its non-recyclable solid waste into electricity through a process known as waste-to-energy (WTE) – one of the “woefully underutilized technologies in America,” according to Rep. Dan Lungren (R-CA). Traditional waste-to-energy involves converting non-recycled materials into electricity, […]

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