The U.S. is overlooking the advantages of trash-to-energy technologies in addressing waste issues, writes Dylan Scott. Energy recovery has "earned the endorsement of groups like the American Chemistry Council and the Center for American Progress," so its absence in the renewable energy portfolio is glaring, he writes. Furthermore, the American Chemistry Council says "states can ease the permitting process for energy recovery facilities and lead by example by diversifying their own energy purchases," Scott adds.

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