The Detoit News wrote an editorial today that urges the Detroit City Council to renew its contract and continue to utilize waste-to-energy to manage the 3,000 tons per day of trash that the city sends to the facility. The paper urged the city to "weigh the facts" and consider that the waste-to-energy facility "is the cleanest alternative" for managing the city's trash. The paper also relies on insights from Professor Nicholas Themelis of Columbia University to show why waste-to-energy is a superior choice for protecting the environment.
According the editorial board, "continuing to burn the city's garbage is the best choice for the environment, and for taxpayers." The Energy Recovery Council couldn't agree more.