Waste is power, says rubbish collection chief

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As reported in the Times Online, waste, and not wind, should be the focus of the new Government’s energy policies, according to the chief executive of one of Britain’s rubbish collectors.

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Foresight's Matt Taylor and Environmental Investment Director commented on the article with the below:

"Good to hear people banging the drum for this unloved but reliable renewable source. Waste is an energy source right on our doorsteps, so it offers not just baseload electricity but avoids the grid problems of wind. But this ball is already rolling fast – don’t forget that the Government’s favourite renewable technology - anaerobic digestion – turns waste into energy. And the smart investment is going into hi-tech sorting of waste, so that if it’s burnt for energy, the plastics and other pollutants have already been removed."