Calif. Trash-To-Energy Plants May Labor For Renewable Status

Law360, San Diego (June 14, 2012, 10:59 PM EDT) -- California Gov. Jerry Brown's office earlier this month backed Plasco Energy Group's plans to build what is on track to become the nation's first garbage-into-electricity plant in Salinas Valley, but the project and others like it still face an uphill battle to overcome environmental concerns over whether burning trash qualifies as renewable.

The Canadian company’s proposed plasma arc gasification garbage plant in Gonzales, which is currently being reviewed under the California Environmental Quality Act by the Salinas Valley Solid Waste Authority, would use emerging technology that...
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