Sleepy Giant said:The waste fuel isn't going to magically transport itself to the waste burining powerplant. And depending on where the facility is located the gains from this might be modest. You also will be required to truck the recycle and otherwise 'non-burnable' excees from the site. Also aren't the trucks going to Michigan dual purpose? Garbage there and freight back? If that's the case, dedcated garbage trucks would be limited to say a 2 to 3 hour radius (I'm guessing here, I don't know exactly where in Michigan the waste disposal site is) from their origin in order to realize any gains from them.
This is a weak argument and should not be one of the decision points in this discussion.
my point is, i'm in favour of looking at waste to energy as an option. my problem is people who automatically dismiss it without knowing all the facts.
i don't have all the facts, but i'm willing to let experts present their findings and then decide.