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The Green Investing Handbook: A detailed investment guide to the technologies and companies involved in the sustainability revolution by Nick Hanna

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10. WASTE & ENERGY RESOURCES

“This decade will see the birth of waste-to-energy as a viable industry that’s both big and, since its energy source – garbage – is free, potentially very profitable.”

Clean Money: Picking Winners in the Green-tech Boom [122]

Introduction

The waste sector is attracting an increasing amount of attention as investors are rapidly waking up to the potential profit to be made here. New techniques are being developed in landfill management, recycling and composting to increase efficiencies, reduce emissions and generate more renewable energy. Food waste, for instance, is being used to power the factories it comes from. Capturing methane from landfill and turning it into energy is becoming a profitable business. ...

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