Climate and Community Impacts of Incinerators

January 23 , 3:00 pm 4:00 pm EST

GAIA invites you to a special webinar on the methane and climate impacts of incineration co-hosted by Ironbound Community Corporation and Friends of the Earth (register here). Despite being a major contributor to climate change, the incinerator industry stays afloat by relying on renewable energy credits, costly subsidies, and externalized costs. The Treasury Department is beginning to determine whether incineration should qualify as a “zero emissions” technology under the 45Y Clean Electricity Production Tax Credit. If they determine it falls under this category, this would open up billions of dollars in funding for the incinerator lobby through the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). This session will be the first in a series of webinars and will feature climate and incineration experts Dr. Neil Tangri (GAIA), Dr. Ana Baptista (The New School), and Chloe Desir (ICC).