Proposed DC Waste-to-Energy Facility
"Trash burning should not be considered renewable energy. Trash is not renewable. Incinerators burn discarded resources and the embodied energy they contain. They destroy rather than conserve materials. For every ton of material destroyed by incineration, many more tons of raw materials must be mined, processed, or distributed to manufacture a new product to take its place. More trees must be cut down to make paper. More ore must be mined for metal production. More petroleum must be processed into plastics. On the whole, three to five times more energy can be saved by recycling materials than by burning them."
- Brenda Platt, Co-Director, Institute for Local Self Reliance, Testimony Before Maryland House Economic Matters Committee, March 9, 2011
On January 3rd at Noon (1100 15th Street NW, 11th Floor) the DC Environmental Network will be convening our monthly brown-bag to discuss a possible new waste-to-energy conversion facility (incinerator) within the District of Columbia.
Our panel will include:
- Neil Seldman, Institute for Local Self Reliance
- Hallie Clemm, Deputy Administrator, Solid Waste Management Division, DC Department of Public Works
- Mike Ewall, Energy Justice Network
- Larry Martin or Hana Heineken, Sierra Club, Washington, DC Chapter (invited)
- Chris Weiss, DC Environmental Network- Neil Seldman, Institute for Local Self Reliance
Event LocationOffices of the DC Environmental Network
1100 15th Street NW, 7th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
Near Farragut North & McPherson Square Metro Stops.
The registration deadline for this event has passed.