Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Senator Proposes Bill to Create $250 Million in WTE Grants

May 29 -- A U.S. senator wants to give waste-to-energy projects around the country a multi-million-dollar boost.

Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, unveiled plans to introduce legislation to create a $250 million competitive grant program that would provide up to $5 million to individual projects.

His Rubbish to Renewables Act of 2009 would require that the U.S. Department of Energy oversee the funding program.

"One man´s trash can be another man´s source of clean energy," Brown said.

Brown spoke at an existing landfill gas project at the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio on May 28 near Columbus to unveil his idea.


Source: Waste and Recycling News, June 3rd, 2009.