Waste Management Creates More Energy Than Solar Industry

Stumbled across this interesting and really surprising factoid in today’s Investor’s Business Daily.

In 2013, the company created more energy than the entire solar industry in the U.S. It made 9.82 million megawatt hours (mwh) of energy, compared to 9.25 million for the U.S. solar industry.

After organic material decomposes at its landfills, Waste Management takes the methane that the material creates and makes energy out of it. Its subsidiary Wheelabrator Technologies also converts trash to thermal energy via 17 waste-to-energy plants.

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