Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Burn, baby, burn

Whenever you read an article about the future renewable energy economy, they always add the caveat that some non-renewable power sources will be needed to ramp up when, for example, the wind doesn't blow and the sun doesn't shine.

Maybe not.

Europe is apparently having great success generating power through the incineration of trash. That could very well be the answer to having a fully green energy supply. Landfills would become the renewable coal mines of the future, which we tap when need power, and fill when the other sources are sufficient.

At any rate, it would provide another means of smoothing out the power fluctuations that are the bane of green power.

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