Safe, Reliable Renewable Energy for Communities
Covanta Energy currently operates over 40 modern Energy-from-Waste (EfW – also known as waste-to-energy) facilities around the world. These facilities safely and securely convert approximately 20 million tons of solid waste into more than 9 million megawatt-hours of clean energy each year. Processing more than 5 percent of the waste in the United States, our facilities provide a sustainable solution to the solid waste disposal needs of more than 20 million people in communities.
Energy-from-Waste Offsets Greenhouse Gases to Combat Climate Change
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), for every ton of municipal solid waste processed at an EfW facility, the release of approximately one ton of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions into the atmosphere is prevented due to the avoidance of methane generation at landfills, the offset of greenhouse gases from fossil fuel electrical production, and the recovery of metals for recycling.
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