Europe Burns Trash For Cleaner Energy, While U.S. Has No New Waste-To-Energy Plants

06/13/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Denmark now regards garbage as a clean alternative fuel rather than a smelly, unsightly problem. Across Europe, there are about 400 plants, with Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands leading the pack in expanding them and building new ones.

By contrast, no new waste-to-energy plants are being planned or built in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency says.

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