There is a reason the U.S. EPA and similar regulatory bodies and countries around the globe endorse and invest in WTE. While wind, solar and geothermal have great potential as long-term sustainable energy sources, they do not address critical issues we face today — and will continue to face well into the future, including waste disposal and baseload energy generation. The Baltimore WTE facility operates under strict EPA- and Maryland Department of the Environment-mandated air quality standards in processing up to 2,250 tons of post-recycled waste each day. In so doing, the facility safely disposes of post-recycled waste, reducing the volume by 90 percent, and recycling metals in the waste stream that otherwise would not have been recycled. WTE also reduces greenhouse gas emissions, generates steam for the city’s infrastructure and power that reduces our dependence on coal, oil and natural gas.