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Waste to Electricity?

Posted Thursday, May 12, 2011

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Waste to Electricity? The city of Cleveland wants to solve a trash problem, an energy problem and a money problem with one idea: a state-of-the art plant that turns garbage into gas that can be burned to create electricity. How would such a process work and who will come up with the $180-million needed to fund the project? Critics say the process can create emissions that do more environmental harm than good. We'll examine the idea and hear from the critics, Thursday at 9:00 on The Sound of Ideas.


Environment, Government/Politics, Technology


Ivan Henderson, commissioner, Cleveland Public Power
Andrew Watterson, sustainability director, City of Cleveland
Rob Lamppa, sustainability and energy management director, Oberlin College
Chris Trepal, executive director, Earth Day Coalition

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