Firm looks to use trash for energy

GARBAGE at the state Central Landfill in Johnston, above, would be used to generate electricity at a gasification plant, under the Jefferson Renewable Energy proposal. /
GARBAGE at the state Central Landfill in Johnston, above, would be used to generate electricity at a gasification plant, under the Jefferson Renewable Energy proposal. /
A company that hopes to build a controversial power plant that would convert garbage at the state-owned landfill in Johnston into enough energy to power nearly 64,000 homes is pushing to ink a deal before market forces make the project unaffordable. Warwick-based Jefferson Renewable Energy LLC (JRE) has been working for almost a year to…

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  1. Missing in the article is the firms plan to dig up the existing landfill trash and incinerate it. The technology was developed to dispose of hazardous waste and is now being adapted to include new and old trash. Also missing is the fact that there are only two such facilties in the world, two others were closed in germany and austrailia becase of emissions. I do not believe rhode islanders should be the guinea pigs for new untested technology.