Why the Covanta Marion Incinerator Should Not Receive Renewable Energy Certificates

This is a position paper from the Clean Air Now coalition explaining why electricity produced from a facility that emits huge amounts of greenhouse gas, numerous toxins, and acid gases is not what was intended by Legislators when the Renewable Portfolio Standard was set up to encourage the construction of new sources of sustainable energy, such as solar, wind, and hydropower.  It wastes resources, is unhealthy, and is uneconomical compared to a waste reduction approach to waste management.