Burning Garbage For Electricity Gets 'clean Energy' Investment Go-ahead But Recycling Remains Priority - Abc News (australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Taxpayer-funded investment in new waste-to-energy projects could soon include incineration, despite fears it could undermine recycling education. : Incinerating household waste using "best-practice" European combustion technology meets the criteria for investment by Australia's national clean energy bank. The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) — which has never invested in an incineration project before — has indicated it is open to financing such schemes. "There are modern energy from waste projects which employ best-practice combustion technology operating in Europe today that would potentially meet the CEFC's criteria for investment, if deployed in Australia," she said.