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Waste-to-Energy, State Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS), and the Future of Renewable Energy

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William F. Brandes

RB Consulting, Easton, MD

Paper No. NAWTEC20-7025, pp. 139-146; 8 pages
doi:10.1115/NAWTEC20-7025
From:
  • 20th Annual North American Waste-to-Energy Conference
  • 20th Annual North American Waste-to-Energy Conference
  • Portland, Maine, USA, April 23–25, 2012
  • Conference Sponsors: Materials and Energy Recovery Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4483-0
  • Copyright © 2012 by ASME

abstract

The world’s bleak economic outlook in the second decade of the 21st Century has placed a burden on the world’s attempts to promote a more sustainable system of energy generation. Increasingly, the cost of regulatory programs designed to protect the environment and foster a lower carbon economy has become of significant concern. A recent example is the retraction of the U.S. EPA’s revision of the Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards, cited as part of a larger effort aimed at “reducing regulatory burdens and regulatory uncertainty, particularly as our economy continues to recover”, in a statement issued recently by the White House.

Copyright © 2012 by ASME

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