As the world’s garbage piles up, controversy over waste-to-energy incineration continues

Should countries and cities generate energy by burning trash?

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In [Berhsin’] view, that complexity opens space for “more democratic conversations” about how to regulate these technologies — conversations that can directly include “people on the ground” in making decisions about what should count as renewable.

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