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Nod for rubbish power
Nod for rubbish power

Household rubbish could soon be burnt to generate Perth's electricity after the State's environmental regulator waved through plans for the city's first waste-to-energy plant.

New Energy Corporation wants to take up to 225,000 tonnes of waste - or about 13 per cent of material that would otherwise be sent to the tip - to produce 18.5MW of electricity.

In a breakthrough for the Perth-based company, the Environmental Protection Authority yesterday gave the project the green light subject to conditions.

However, the Conservation Council of WA took a dim view of the move, saying there was no requirement from the EPA for New Energy to separate key recyclable materials.

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