EPA Puts Off Regulating Industrial Boiler Emissions

Two from the annals of delusion or semi-delusion.

Polluting industry lobbyists got there way and the EPA has indefinitely postponed enacting regulations that would reduce air pollution from power plants located on industrial property (that is, chemical plants, paper mills, refineries, etc.)--more at GreenBiz.

And...Washington Times reports that the governor of Maryland will sign a bill into law that puts waste-to-energy power plants in the same class as wind power, solar power, and other genuine clean energy sources. All would be eligible for selling renewable energy credits.

Now, waste-to-energy isn't the worst way to make power out there, not hardly, but should it really be eligible for RECs? Probably not, at least when it's burning commercial and residential garbage.

More on EPA:
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77% of Americans Support the EPA
More on Waste-to-Energy
Waste-Based Energy: One Piece Of The Sustainable Energy Puzzle
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Tags: Energy | EPA | Pollution

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