Conversion of Urban Waste to Energy:
Developing and Introducing Alternative Fuels From Municipal Solid Waste
EMD-79-7: Published: Feb 28, 1979. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 1979.
- Full Report:
One of the least recognized alternative sources of energy, municipal solid waste, is a promising, virtually inexhaustible domestic energy source. Technologies to convert this waste to energy are available, and the recovery of energy through the combustion on municipal solid waste is a well-established technique for conserving energy in Western Europe.
Federal efforts to convert waste to energy are fragmented, uncoordinated, misguided, uncertain in priorities, and lacking in overall strategy.