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Transcript
Greenhouse Gas Reduction
and Waste Management
Chuck White
Director of Regulatory Affairs -- WM West
Western Regional Air Partnership
Denver, Colorado – July 18, 2006
What is:
• $12.5 Billion, 48 states, 55,000 employees
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Decentralized organizational structure
429 solid waste hauling operations
366 transfer stations
21 million customers (residential, industrial, commercial)
• 289 Active Landfills
– Most with landfill gas collection/destruction
– 100 landfill gas-to-energy projects
• Wheelabrator: 17 Waste to Energy Plants
• Recycle America: 138 Recycling plants
?
What is:
?
Waste Management = Renewable Energy
• Landfill Gas: 470 MW
– 400,000 homes
• Waste-to-Energy Plants: 650 MW
– 600,000 homes
• Recycling Energy Savings: 920 MW
– 848,000 homes
Why does Corporate America
Care About Climate Change?
. . . And
to “Do
the
Right
Thing”
– Of
Course!
Investing in Solutions
to Climate Change
• Tightening Trend: U.S. will likely follow the
global trend to constrain carbon emissions
• Legislative Activity: There is a lot happening!
• Investment Opportunities: Companies selling
products and services that address climate
change could benefit significantly
• The Clean Dozen:
. . . (+ 11 Others)
Solid Waste Management
GHG Sources and Sinks
Source
?
Source
Sink
Source
Sink
Sink
Landfill Carbon Flows
4
3
2
1
Uncollect
ed Gas
CH4
CO2
Collection
Efficiency
Landfill
Gas
Sequestered
Biogenic
Inorganic
CO2
Collect
ed Gas
CH4
CO2
Solid
Waste
Landfill
Fossil
Energy
Fugitive
Emissions
Aerobic
Oxidation
in LF
Cover
O2
Flare
CO2
Waste
CH4 CO2
Recycling Energy Savings
Recycling
Energy Savings
Translates into
Indirect GHG
Reductions !!*
*But who gets the credit?
Who gets GHG Credit
for Recycling?
Consumers?
Government?
Manufacturers?
Collectors/
Processors?
Waste Management/Recycle
America – 2005 Recycling Benefits
1.6 Billion Gallons of Oil
70 Million Mature Trees
19.3 Billion
Kw-Hrs of
Electricity
In 2005, we recycled 4.1 million
tons of cardboard and paper;
967,000 tons of glass;
229,000 tons of plastics;
18.5 Million Cubic
Yards Of Landfill
Airspace
Avoided 3.4 Million
Metric Tons
(MTCE) of GHG
Emissions
57,000 tons of steel cans;
and 30,000 tons of aluminum.
100 Million
Gallons
of Gasoline
29 Billion Gallons
of Water
Positive GHG Messages
for Waste Industry
• Waste-Related Emissions are small, < 1-3%
• Progress to date has been Significant
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–
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50 – 80% reduction in GHG emissions
Increased recycling rates
Landfill Gas Controls (75%
90+% capture!!!!)
Increased conversion to energy
Alternative fueled vehicles
• Landfill Sequestration? We hope so!!!
• Opportunities for further Waste-to-Energy
Overall GHG Reductions for Solid
Waste Management – All Sources
70
MMTCE
60
50
1974 Technology Path
52
MMTCE
Avoided
40
30
20
10
Actual Technology Path
0
1974
1980
1990
2000
WM’s Contributions
to GHG Reduction
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Collection and Destruction of LF Methane
CH4 Emission Oxidation in LF cover materials
LFGTE and WTE Plants to displace fossil fuels
Development of LFG to LNG Technology
Development of Bioreactor Landfill Technology
Development of Waste-to-Energy Partnerships
Advanced Vehicle Technology for Alt fuels/Hybrids
Increased Recyclable Material Recovery
Upstream Services Waste Reduction Services
Carbon Sequestration and LF Forestry
What is WM Doing
About GHGs Now?
• Federal Reporting – DOE 1605(b)
– Total Emission reductions over 10 years =
197 MMTCO2E from >200 WM LFG projects
– LFG emissions:
• Landfill Cover Methane Reduction? Yes, but how much?
• Credit for Landfill Sequestration? Yes, but who gets it?
– New Rules: Entity-wide US -- not project specific
– Future? May not participate
• Not ready for entity-wide US reporting yet
• Voluntary GHG Reductions – CCX
– 6% reduction for 2003 - 2010
What is WM Doing
About GHGs Now?
• Carbon Neutrality Donations
– 2002 Winter Olympics
Climate
– 2004 Houston Super Bowl
Neutral !!
– 2006 Harvard Business School – Offset Match !!
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• Reporting to Shareholders
– Report WM Initiatives to Carbon Disclosure Project
– Dow Jones Sustainability Index for 2005 & 2006
– 2006 Inaugural WM Social Sustainability Report
• California Climate Action Registry
– WM first SW company to join
– Pending Development of SW Protocols
– First CA-wide report for 2006 by Aug. 2007
 More Emphasis on GHGs
will Drive Recycling and
In Summary . . . GHGs
Waste Reduction Initiatives
It’s going to be
another busy and interesting
 Protocol for Assessing GHG
Recycling Credits?
 New models for LFG emissions
 GHG controls will maximize
capture & use of landfill gas
 Credit for LF sequestration?
 Waste-to-Energy Revitalized
 Push for alternative fuel trash
trucks & LFG to fuel
 All together now:“Think Green,
Think Waste Management”