Free Public Dialogue: Waste to Energy, Low-carbon Future?

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SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street, Room 1600
Vancouver, BC
Canada

Currently, Metro Vancouver’s waste to energy facility is the largest of its kind in the lower mainland. Operated by Covanta Burnaby Renewable Energy, the facility turns 285,000 tonnes of garbage into steam and electricity annually, enough power for 15,000 households. Metro Vancouver is also proposing to build a $470 million waste to energy project to cope with future regional growth and is in the process of siting the facility.

This dialogue will explore the following questions:

– How do we rectify the conflicting values of reducing waste and providing a reliable energy source?

– Does waste to energy mitigate or contribute to climate change?