Posted on February 07, 2014

"It was so obvious that we didn't notice, until now," said BC's Minister of Energy, Bill Bennett. "We've put ten million dollars in the budget this year to investigate harnessing the gas emissions from the BC Legislature as an energy source.

Posted on August 29, 2012

by Stephen Lester

The BC Utilities Commission has instructed BC Hydro to search for low cost proposals to provide power for Vancou- ver Island. Entrepreneurs have floated a dozen proposals, from burning garbage in Nanaimo to burning coal near Campbell River. The Norske Canada pulp mills are all applying to expand their current practises of burn- ing coal, treated railway ties, and tires.

Posted on March 10, 2010


by Joyce Nelson

Preferential Treatment

In Canada, the federal government has been doling out funding to the waste-to-energy (WTE) sector, with billions of dollars available both for WTE companies and for municipalities to invest in WTE incineration via P3s.

For years, the point-man on the WTE incineration issue

Posted on January 13, 2010

by Joyce Nelson

With the November 2009 release of Metro Vancouver's draft "Integrated Solid Waste and Resource Management Plan," the Greater Vancouver Region is formally on the path to building one or more waste-to-energy (WTE) incinerators by 2015.

Posted on November 12, 2009


by Joyce Nelson

Across Canada, the US, the UK, Europe, and Asia, communities are facing an unprecedented onslaught of proposals for new incinerators. In July 2008, Friends of the Earth released a map showing dozens of planned new incinerator sites across the UK. The British government has committed billions to new incineration, while cutting budgets for recycling by 30 per cent.

Germany, which already has such an over-capacity of incineration that it imports millions of tonnes of

Posted on December 15, 2008

by Delores Broten

Its proponents call it “Waste to Energy” or WTE, but recycling advocates call it “The Landfill in the Sky.” The great incineration debate, which the environmental movement had pretty well won across North America, is back with a vengeance. Metro Vancouver is considering several incinerators as a solution to its municipal solid waste (MSW) garbage problem.

Right now, BC leads North America in responsible actions around waste.