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Babcock & Wilcox Urges US to Favor Waste to Energy Over Landfill

Article-Babcock & Wilcox Urges US to Favor Waste to Energy Over Landfill

Charlotte, Carolina based energy and environmental technologies and services firm, Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, has provided formal comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed emissions rules for municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills, calling for more stringent limits on emissions of methane, a greenhouse gas that plays a role in climate change.

The firm, parent company to Danish waste to energy technology firm, Babcock & Wilcox Vølund, noted EPA figures that show methane from landfill is responsible for 18% of manmade methane emissions in the United States.

Reducing these methane emissions is a key piece of the Obama administration’s 2013 Climate Action Plan, while the EPA’s recently announced Clean Power Plan rule recognises waste to energy power as a reliable, renewable base load technology.

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