Is it really possible to generate clean energy by incinerating garbage?

Illuminating answers to environmental questions.
Jan. 2 2008 8:05 AM

Can We Turn Garbage Into Energy?

The pros and cons of plasma incineration.

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Brendan I. Koerner is a contributing editor at Wired and a columnist for Gizmodo. His first book, Now the Hell Will Start, is out now.