Mass balance of such high-carbon 'energy-to-waste' plants reveals more energy wasted, than the tiny amount created. Reduction, resue, recycling and composting also end, wherever they are built, as they need resources, purely to destroy eg Renewi in Derbyshire
Derby city council and Derbyshire County council finally do the math and work out that the so-called 'energy-from-waste' incinerator, will bankrupt them. Reduction, reuse, recycling & composting are cheaper than incineration, yet recycling must be dismantled, (and is being in Derby) to 'feed' the burner contracts, - 'calorific' and 'organic' values.
Yet Derby city council admitted that at a council meeting that recycling was cheaper than the incinerator.
Mass balance also reveals more energy, (& diesel and water etc) wasted inthe process, than the tiny amount of energy created
Burning plastics is high-carbon, polluting and definitely NOT 'green infrastructure'
Banks which fund such wrongly called 'renewables' are supporting the destruction of world resources and bankrupting future generations, along with the planet.
Comment on: £200m Hull EfW project appoints new engineers
What a waste of energy. Mass balance reveals more energy is wasted in the process, than the piffling amount created. These 'energy from waste' plants are basically diesel farms, as so much is needed, to aid the 'burn' Burning fossil-fuel plastics - as these will be stipulated for procurement, as 'calorifics; in the contract, is not renewable energy, either. That will be the end of reduction, reuse, recycling etc
Gasification is close-coupled incineration, pure & simple.
Emperors new clothes......
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Incineration is NOT recycling; in fact it ends reduction, reuse & recycling, where these high-carbon, polluting & wasteful burners are built ie Derby/Derbyshire.
Derby City council has admitted that recycling is cheaper than incineration
Nothing 'green' about them.
It should be Grey Investment group
Incinerator still 'better value than sending it elsewhere' doesn't make sense.Derby City Council (& as contract signatories Derbyshire County Council will be the same) admitted during public questions that the blackbin £100 (so-called residuals, being sent for incineration) was more expensive than the blue & brown bin £36 & £44- compostables, recyclable plastics. glass, metals, paper. Yet recycling collections are being dismantled to feed 'organic' & 'calorific' contract values. In other words, they are making it more expensive for themselves