Category Archives: Energy

Wasted Youth: How to Teach Kids about Trash

Wasted Youth: How to Teach Kids about Trash

It’s no secret that children are sometimes wasteful. For the most part, they don’t mean to be – they just don’t understand what it means to act mindfully. Whether they are throwing away paper that’s barely been used or leaving trash behind, kids contribute to society’s waste management problem without even knowing it. Teaching children… Read More…

A Metabolic Restaurant Is the Futuristic Solution to Food

A Metabolic Restaurant Is the Futuristic Solution to Food

According to some historians, cultures go through different phases. First, they experience a “flowering period” where they begin to rise. Then they shift into a classic period where they reach apogee before slipping into the post classic period (often referred to as the decadent period) where they rest on their laurels before they finally collapse.… Read More…

This Is How Nuclear Materials May Revolutionize Waste-To-Energy

This Is How Nuclear Materials May Revolutionize Waste-To-Energy

Everyone knows one of the world’s biggest problems is energy. How can we generate enough of it to me rising demand without compromising the integrity of the planet? In our quest to find greener options, we have decreased our utilization of previously popular methods such as nuclear energy – and for good reason. Unfortunately, nuclear… Read More…

How to Go Green This Holiday Shopping Season

How to Go Green This Holiday Shopping Season

‘Tis the season to start buying stuff. However, no one walks into a store thinking about how they’ll eventually dispose of their purchase. Yet, that’s often what we should be doing when we purchase stuff that’s overpackaged, disposable, and of poor quality. During the holiday shopping season, you should prioritize sustainability when making purchasing decisions.… Read More…

What Happened When Greensburg Reinvented Itself?

What Happened When Greensburg Reinvented Itself?

There are many cities in America, and indeed around the world, that regard environmental issues with great respect, often drastically altering daily processes and procedures in an attempt to meet the growing demand for environmental sustainability. Rarer though are the small towns, many of which have problems just remaining solvent in today’s economy, that can… Read More…

The Future of Waste-to-Energy in India

With growing public awareness about sanitation, and with increasing pressure on the government and urban local bodies to manage waste more efficiently, the Indian waste-to-energy sector is poised to grow at a rapid pace in the years to come. – Energy Alternatives India On the surface, the South Asian country of India seems to be… Read More…

Gasification: One of the Rising Stars of Waste-to-Energy

Gasification: One of the Rising Stars of Waste-to-Energy

The waste-to-energy market has long been associated with incineration and, more recently, the process of anaerobic digestion. However, when it comes to turning waste into electricity, there is a new kid on the block: gasification. – breakingenergy.com Gasification, in and of itself, is not a new technology. Originally developed in the 1800s, its primary use… Read More…

What You Need to Know About Waste-to- Energy Practices

What You Need to Know About Waste-to- Energy Practices

The vast majority of individuals who are knowledgeable about solid waste management agree that the mass dumping of municipal solid waste (MSW) into landfills is a big problem. However, as anticipated, proposed solutions to this complex problem have resulted in a bitter and at times vitriolic debate. A perfect example of such conflict is the… Read More…

The Cleanest, Most Innovative Waste-to-Energy Plant in America

The Cleanest, Most Innovative Waste-to-Energy Plant in America

The SWA’s Renewable Energy Facility 2 (REF 2) is a $672,000,000, state-of-the-art waste to energy facility. The REF 2 project is the first of its kind in more than 15 years and the most advanced and cleanest waste-to-energy power plant in North America. –Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach, Florida Critics of US energy policy… Read More…

A Poor Country’s Waste-To-Energy Revolution

A Poor Country’s Waste-To-Energy Revolution

“Instead of suffering the stench of the waste disposal site sitting at our home, we can sit with added electricity in the grid that gives us light at night.” – Dr. Tewolde Berhan, Director General of Ethiopia’s Environmental Protection Authority It is not hyperbole to say that Ethiopia faces a massive waste disposal problem. Inhabited… Read More…