Research

Alternative Energies -- Truly Renewable

             An Important Precedent Set . . .

"Firm [Covanta] Withdraws Request for Trash-Burning Subsidy" Wall Street Journal, December 9, 2011.

. . . and Here's Why:

"Covanta's Future May Be Imperiled If Recyclng Gets Traction" Niagara Falls Reporter, August 13, 2013.

Anaerobic Digestion

Distributed Energy - Microgrid - Smart Grid

Fuel Cells

General

Geothermal

Kinetic Energy

Organics Recycling

Solar

Wind

Bioaccumulation

Because the harmful effects of incineration are cumulative, they may take years or decades to finally overpower our immune systems. Independent scientists (researchers who have not been paid by those in the incinerator and garbage-processing industries, who stand to profit by “proving” that burners are safe) studying the effects of burner emissions are discovering alarming relationships between the incidences of serious diseases – cancers, reproductive system disorders, immune system disorders, heart and lung disease, asthma and other breathing disorders (especially the increases in childhood asthma), ADHD and other brain-function disorders in children, and fetal health disorders – and patients’ proximity to burners. For current research, see:

Energy Conservation

EPA/MPCA Regulation

Just because an incinerator – using biomass, garbage, coal or any other solid fuel – meets the current EPA guidelines for emissions does NOT mean that those emissions are safe to humans or to the environment at large.

Global Warming

Green Jobs

Investing in genuinely non-toxic, sustainable energy production has the potential to create many more new, clean and green jobs for the state of Minnesota and our nation than out-dated incineration technology. Even the Blue Green Alliance (a consortium of environmental groups and labor unions) promotes this possibility.

Incineration -- "High Tech"

NAB has learned through its research that there is no technology that is functional today that eliminates the dangerous toxins and particulate matter created by incineration. The danger of fire when incinerating biomass is not to be underestimated. See:

Particle Pollution

Particle Pollution has hit the mainstream media!

The YOU Docs: Time to get particular about particle pollution, by Michael Roizen, MD & Mehmet Oz, MN, Pioneer Press, August 7, 2009.

"Waste to Energy" is Wasteful & Uneconomical!

Zero Waste


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