Should Australia be turning its rubbish into electricity?


Harry van Moorst is a veteran community activist. In the 1960s, he protested against the Vietnam War. In the ’70s and early ’80s, he was active in the anti-uranium movement. In the ’90s, he helped lead a…

  • Jewel Topsfield
  • The Sydney Morning Herald

Van Moorst is exactly the sort of local warrior whom the proponents of a waste to energy plant feared could be a thorn in their side.

Xava 1aBut instead he is a cautious supporter of the proposed plant.

The plan, by Recovered Energy Australia, would convert household rubbish (from the bins that go to landfill not recycling bins) into a gas that would generate enough electricity to power 20,000…

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