One of the problems with waste to energy plants is the pollution generated by burning waste material: CO2, CO, sulphur, and nitrogen oxide are just some of the pollutants released into the air.

These types of plants are usually located in remote industrial areas because of those pollution issues. The carbon footprint for a waste to energy plant is enormous, unfortunately.

The cost of waste to energy plants is more than cheaper natural gas powered plants, IF a natural gas power plant can be used on SXM. I would question the presentation given to government by EnviroPower.

The technology needs to be looked at very carefully before committing to an apparent panacea for the dump problems.

Here is one reference: