The economic and social challenges associated with landfill disposal are increasing, and the importance of renewable energy is more apparent than ever. As a result, governments and communities are implementing policies that encourage and even mandate Waste-to-Energy (WtE) solutions.
In 2015, the United States generated 262.4 million tons of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), 12.8% of which was combusted in WtE facilities (U.S. EPA, U.S. EIA). This produced enough electricity to power around 1.3 million homes.
There is an opportunity to power at least an additional 11 million homes in the U.S. and significantly reduce the volume of waste sent to landfill by expanding the use of WtE facilities.
The volume of MSW is increasing every year. Communities throughout the U.S. are seeking cost effective solutions that divert waste from landfills and increase renewable energy generation. Community Eco Power provides the resources and expertise to help communities successfully implement WtE solutions.