European Plants Generate Energy—and Pride—from Waste

European Plants Generate Energy—and Pride—from Waste

By William Lamb
With Europe leading the way, waste-to-energy plants are turning an unlikely resource—garbage—into electricity.

In an industrial area not far from the center of Copenhagen, a giant wedge-shaped edifice is taking shape. When it is finished in 2017, its sharply angled roof will be home to one of the Danish capital’s newest and most unusual tourist draws: a ski slope.

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