As Sacramento officials consider a proposal to vaporize the city's garbage and turn it into energy, some people are finding it hard to contain their enthusiasm.
"I know this is schmaltzy, but I think we're on the side of the angels on this one," said Jim Rinehart, Sacramento's economic development director. "In a decade we're going to see these all over the United States. It will reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and is really worthwhile."
While the team promoting the concept is promising a remarkable upside – creating renewable energy while lessening the impact on landfills at no cost to the city – a Bee review of the proposal found a lack of data on key issues and conflicting operating information.
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