News Release, Metro Vancouver, Nov 21 2013
Metro Vancouver is developing additional waste-to-energy capacity to manage municipal garbage we cannot yet recycle.
At this point, Metro Vancouver has shortlisted nine private-sector proponents with 10 waste-to-energy proposals, in Metro Vancouver and other regions of B.C.
Wendy Stueck, Globe and Mail, Nov. 21 2013
Vancouver — Four sites, including a cement plant in Delta and a site on Heather Street near Marine Drive in south Vancouver, were identified Thursday as potential homes for waste-to-energy facilities.
Ben Ingram, Times Colonist, August 1, 2013
The City of Nanaimo has sought to ready its defences should a proposal to build a Metro Vancouver waste incinerator at Duke Point emerge - but some have begun to worry that an unwanted facility could be forced upon the municipality.
Sandra McCulloch, Times Colonist, June 20, 2013
Island residents may not have any say on incinerator plans
Mounds of garbage from Metro Vancouver could soon be barged to Duke Point in Nanaimo for incineration without Island residents having any say in the matter, warns a director with the Regional District of Nanaimo.
Kamloops Daily News, October 26, 2012
“We’ve worked hard to run a first class operation" John Ranta
The Ministry of Environment will determine whether thousands of tonnes of fly ash contaminated with a heavy metal at Cache Creek’s landfill will be removed, a Metro Vancouver officlal said Friday.
Jeff Nagel, Surrey North Delta Leader, October 26, 2012
Fraser Valley politicians are outraged Metro Vancouver didn't consult them when it hired a panel of third-party experts to help guide the controversial process of building a new waste-to-energy plant to burn Metro garbage.
by Andy Rice, Powell River Peak, July 19, 2012
Motion carried July 19 shows city is against waste-to-energy facility
Pieta Woolley, Globe & Mail, Jul. 16 2012
When Mark Biagi left Nova Scotia 15 years ago, he scoured British Columbia for a town that fit his requirement: no incineration.
Laura Walz, Powell River Peak, July 11 2012
Regional districts have jurisdiction for solid waste
A proposal to develop a waste-to-energy facility in Powell River generated discussion at the June 28 Powell River Regional District board meeting.
By Mike Taugher, Contra Costa Times, 04/04/2012
With a new jet-engine sized turbine and truckloads of chicken blood, food scraps and other nasty waste, an East Bay wastewater utility has become the first in the country to generate more power than it uses, an industry official said Tuesday.
by Laura Walz, Powell River Peak, February 17, 2012
Representatives made a presentation to council this week
BREAKING NEWS – An American company that specializes in combusting municipal waste is eyeing Catalyst Paper Corporation’s Powell River mill site for a potential waste-to-energy facility.
Greenpeace, November 2, 2011
Greenpeace released a science-based report today that highlights the dangers of the large-scale use of wood and tree harvesting for heating, electricity generation or liquid biofuels. The report, entitled ‘Fuelling a Biomess’, argues that burning woody biomass on an industrial scale could severely harm Canada’s public forests and further contribute to the global climate crisis.
By Gordon Hamilton, Vancouver Sun, November 5, 2011
Debate continues over use of forest debris to develop bioenergy industry
Forest management in British Columbia is coming under scrutiny as the province's drive to develop a bioenergy industry moves into the beetlekilled pine stands of the central Interior.
By Kevin Diakiw, Surrey North Delta Leader, October 19, 2011
A waste incinerator for South Surrey has been considered by city council, which was willing to sell land in north Campbell Heights to a developer interested in building a waste-to-energy facility there.
By GORDON HOEKSTRA, Vancouver Sun, October 13, 2011
Communities fear an incinerator will further reduce air quality
A Metro Vancouver plan that could see a half-million tonnes of garbage burned annually to produce energy is expected to be a key municipal election issue in the Fraser Valley.
By SCOTT SIMPSON, Vancouver Sun, September 23, 2011
Polymer Research recycles polyurethane foam into liquid chemical
A company that promises to cure a major headache for landfill operators won first prize this week at an annual competition among British Columbia’s most promising startups.
Arthur Caldicott, Watershed Sentinel, September-October 2011
The BC Bioenergy Strategy is based on hard-to-pin down and diverse guesstimates of wood volumes, supply forecasts, conversion factors. Hundreds of millions of public dollars have been committed to increasing the use of forest-based biomass for electricity, heat, and steam. The long-term beneficiaries of these programs are corporations and their shareholders. Millions of dollars in the bioenergy sector are flowing from the public treasury to private interests while the forests are slated to be burned.
By Toby Gorman, Nanaimo News Bulletin, August 19, 2011
Island communities are watching closely as Metro Vancouver writes a plan to deal with its growing garbage problem.
By Kelly Sinoski, Vancouver Sun, July 27, 2011
Incinerators eliminate garbage while powering homes
By Justina Reichel, Epoch Times, Jul 20, 2011
Turning garbage into energy a proposed alternative to landfills
Garbage could be Alberta’s newest energy source once engineering studies for a new waste-to-energy facility are completed.
Jack Knox, Times Colonist, July 27, 2011
Whether Gold River ends up burning Metro Vancouver's garbage could come down to pollution politics versus cold cash.
The chances of the Lower Mainland's trash finding it way to the north Island inched forward this week when Environment Minister Terry Lake approved Metro Vancouver's waste-management plan.
By Kelly Sinoski, Vancouver Sun, July 25, 2011
But region required to work with Fraser Valley to address air quality concerns if it builds facility in the Lower Mainland
METRO VANCOUVER -- The provincial government has approved Metro Vancouver's plans to build a waste incinerator to burn the region's trash in or out of the Lower Mainland.
FRANCES BULA, Globe and Mail, Jul. 25, 2011
A controversial garbage incinerator in Metro Vancouver has been pushed one big step closer to reality after the provincial government approved the region’s new waste and recycling plan.
By Paul J. Henderson, The Times, Chilliwack, December 10, 2010
Stam says it's a clarion call to 'fight a little harder'
Jeff Nagel, BC Local News, August 27, 2010
Three Metro Vancouver mayors will go to Victoria Wednesday to present their controversial waste plan opening the door to increased garbage incineration.