After a bruising parley, climate conference veers toward a successor to Kyoto pact
DOHA, Qatar -- A grueling U.N. climate conference closed Saturday with countries pumping eight last years of life into an anemic Kyoto Protocol while making way for a new system that will force all nations to take responsibility for global warming.
U.S. sees beginnings of a clean waste-to-energy industry
There's a burst of activity in the waste-to-energy sector in the United States as a handful of companies work toward developing new technologies for converting municipal garbage into something more useful -- electricity, heat and biofuels. A renewed and increased interest in recycling and a need to cut down on fossil fuel dependence has led to the expansion of some waste energy facilities, and a few new players are entering the field.