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Is waste a source of renewable energy?

Is waste a source of renewable energy? | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it
by Mike Brown   Whenever you look at material produced by the developers and users of energy from waste (EfW) incinerators, you soon come across the phrase “renewable energy”. Vince Cable used the term to describe a new incinerator in Lincolnshire just last week. On the websites of companies such as Viridor, SITA, of councils from…

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Great article discussing the problem with promoting EfW as a viable or sustainable source of renewable energy, and the potential for greenwashing this poses.

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ZWE's curator insight, December 5, 2014 10:40 AM

Good article describing the dangerous label of "renewable energy" for waste. Waste is something you want to reduce and renewable energy is something you want to boost, this flagrant contradiction should suffice to stop this greenwashing.

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Renewable energy provides 6.5 million jobs globally - IRENA | Press Releases

Renewable energy provides 6.5 million jobs globally - IRENA | Press Releases | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it
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“With 6.5 million people directly or indirectly employed in renewable energy, the sector is proving that it is no longer a niche, it has become a significant employer worldwide,” said IRENA Director-General Adnan Z. Amin. “The insights into shifts along segments of the value-chain revealed in the report are crucial to developing policy that strengthens job growth in this important sector of the economy.”

Of course, recycling and sustainable waste management has an extremely high job creation potential as well. 400.000 jobs can be created in Europe if we fully implemented current EU waste legislation.

And pay close attention to the course on Compostory.org, as Lesson 5 (soon to be released) will go into great detail on how jobs can be created with sustainable organic waste management systems.

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Renewable Energy in Palestine

Renewable Energy in Palestine | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it
High population growth, increasing living standards and rapid industrial growth has led to tremendous energy demand in the Palestinian Territories in recent years. The energy situation in Palestine...
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A great potential for renewable energy - especially solar energy - for Palestine.

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