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

Garbage Burning: Europe Takes Lead On Alternative Energy Source

HORSHOLM, Denmark -- The lawyers and engineers who dwell in an elegant enclave here are at peace with the hulking neighbor just over the back fence: a vast energy plant that burns thousands of tons of household garbage and industrial waste, 24/7.

Far cleaner than conventional incinerators, this new type of plant converts local trash into heat and electricity.

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