New York State Official Recommends Against Burning Garbage For Energy

Albany, N.Y. — As New York state considers the parameters of a renewable energy policy, a state official has recommended that "burning garbage should not be considered a resource on par with wind and waves," according to The Associated Press (AP). Governor George Pataki has called for 25 percent of the electricity sold in the state to be generated from renewable resources by 2013. A 144-page recommendation issued last week by an administrative law judge recommended such energy sources as "wind, solar, tidal, fuel cells, hydroelectric, biomass and biogas," according to the AP.