The law allows utilities to now capture and treat methane from wastewater and use it as an energy source despite it being a higher-cost resource.
According to city documents, the move will allow “more intense industrial usages” and development options.
Energy-from-waste facility manages more than one-third of the waste generated on Long Island, N.Y.
A contract extension allows the WTE facility to continue operating while Covanta tries to get a renewable energy bill passed in the February legislative session.
A newly sponsored resolution aims to develop a plan for waste reduction technology for renewable and alternative energy generation.
As landfills in the state are beginning to close or reach capacity, officials are looking at a potential waste disposal crisis.
Public consultation plans are allegedly delayed due to a review of proposed design plans that will be included in the company’s consultation documents.
The county is requesting permits for an additional three cells at the Kalmar Landfill.
The EPA has extended its comment periods for hazardous waste worker protections and incinerator emissions guidelines.
The plant is now back in operation after a turbine malfunction in June.