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.

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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.

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