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Solution for the dump? #173441
10/27/2018 09:09 AM
10/27/2018 09:09 AM
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Central Florida!
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Daily Herald story

Seems too good to be true, to me, but what do I know?


Carol Hill
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Re: Solution for the dump? [Re: Carol_Hill] #173445
10/27/2018 10:05 AM
10/27/2018 10:05 AM
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I am with you and you know what they say about things that sound too good to be true.

BTW, did you notice the mention about it will be a "tourism booster"? I am sure it will be a top tourist spot, touring the dump and power plant!


J.D.
Re: Solution for the dump? [Re: Carol_Hill] #173447
10/27/2018 10:37 AM
10/27/2018 10:37 AM
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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: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entr...-problematic_us_59274e5de4b0d2a92f2f4259

Re: Solution for the dump? [Re: Carol_Hill] #173448
10/27/2018 10:47 AM
10/27/2018 10:47 AM
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which is the lesser of two evils? A trash to energy plant or just a burning dump? At least the trash would be reduced. There is no perfect solution.

Re: Solution for the dump? [Re: Carol_Hill] #173454
10/27/2018 01:13 PM
10/27/2018 01:13 PM
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My recollection is that waste-to-energy was preciously discussed, and that GEBE nixed the deal based on the cost/kWH to them. I don’t recall what the cost was, or how it compares to the $0.25/kWH mentioned in the article. Perhaps someone local could comment on what GEBE charges its customers per kWH.

Last edited by Bahston; 10/27/2018 01:13 PM.

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