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April 2010

Burning trash: Solution or problem

As a follow-up to its recent article on burning waste to generate electricity in Europe and the U.S., the New York Times published 5 letters

Senate climate bill to be unveiled April 26

The House passed a climate bill last year; a Senate bill fashioned by Senators Kerry, Graham, and Lieberman will be introduced soon. The Environmental Protection

Next up: A smarter streetlight

Someone has invented a better streetlamp. It uses light emitting diodes (LEDs); it costs twice as much as ordinary lights and doesn’t save much electricity,

Europe finds clean energy in trash, but U.S. lags

Incinerators aren’t noisy, smelly, smoky beasts anymore. In Europe’s new generation of waste-to-energy plants, dozens of filters trap pollutants. The plants produce electricity as they

A banner year for wind power

The latest industry report showed wind power boomed in 2009. Over 10,000 megawatts of wind capacity were installed, or 39% of new electrical generation. Wind