Judge rules burning trash isn't renewable energy

July 18, 2013
PHOENIX — The Arizona Corporation Commission shouldn’t have approved an electric generation project’s planned use of power generated by a trash incinerator to qualify as renewable energy, a judge has ruled.
…Bob Stump, one of three commissioners who voted for the project, said Wednesday that he was disappointed in the decision “to hinder Arizona’s quest for cost-effective, baseload renewable energy.”
Stump said the Environmental Protection Agency and more than 20 states classify waste-to-energy as renewable energy and “there are some 400 plants throughout Europe and over 85 plants in the United States.”
“In spite of the widespread use of this mainstream technology throughout the world, it has been shamelessly demagogued as ‘dirty trash burning’ by those who believe it’s a threat to politically-favored forms of renewable energy,” Stump added.
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