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Gov. Martin O'Malley will sign a bill recognizing waste-to-energy trash incineration as renewable energy generation, disregarding pleas from environmental groups to veto it.
Gov. Martin O'Malley is considering requests to veto legislation that would provide financial incentives for electricity generation through waste-to-energy trash incinerators.
Fairfax County can make money and keep better control over its own garbage and imported waste if it picks up the option to buy the Covanta waste-to-energy facility in Lorton, County Executive Anthony Griffin says.
Fairfax County Executive Anthony Griffin is poised to recommend the county buy a trash incinerator in Lorton.
Tags: Covanta Energy , Lorton , Anthony Griffin , Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce , Robby Demeria , Dominion Power , Fairfax County Board of Supervisors , Pat Herrity , Sharon Bulova , Hank Silverberg
Currently, Covanta Energy's waste-to-energy facility handles a million tons of trash per year, producing enough electricity to power 80,000 homes. The energy created is the equivalent of about 500,000 barrels of oil per year.