Hartford Business Journal

CT Green Guide Spring 2014

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18 ConneCTiCuT Green Guide • SprinG 2014 www.CTGreenGuide.com Keeping It Burning Trash-to-energy industry strives to stay viable as recycling increases By Brad Kane T he recycling rate is increasing. The price of electricity is dropping. The cost of supporting renewable power is falling. This is all good news in making sustainabil- ity more affordable in Connecticut, but these factors are throwing one of the state's oldest, most progressive eco-friendly industries into crisis: trash-to-energy. Josh Gookin of Covanta works the claw at the company's Preston facility, which sells its electricity to Connecticut Light & Power. PhoTo | STEVE LaSChEVER

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