The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s ( new “Today in Energy” brief looks at how much (and where) electricity is generated by waste-to-energy plants.

“At the end of 2015, the United States had 71 waste-to-energy (WTE) plants that generated electricity in 20 U.S. states, with a total generating capacity of 2.3 gigawatts. Florida contains more than one-fifth of the nation’s WTE electricity generation capacity, and in 2015, Florida’s Palm Beach Renewable Energy Facility Number 2 became the first new WTE plant to come online since 1995 and the largest single WTE electricity generator in the United States.”—EIA


Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Monthly Electric Generator Report

The “Today in Energy” brief was posted Friday on EIA’s website at: