An important story on how European countries, especially Denmark, are using high-tech incinerators to turn trash into energy in an environmentally sound way. As the journalist notes, political considerations make it almost impossible to build such incinerators in the United States.
This is an in-depth article that shows Europe's alternative energy practice of using garbage as an energy source. The piece also outlines the reasons behind the U.S.'s resistance to of converting garbage for heat and electricity purposes. The article does not explain key scientific concepts within the article but instead outlines Europe's advances in clean energy in a clear and concise way. The article consults both scholars and environmentalists to give a wide variety of opinions within the piece.
The story adequately described the differences between U.S. and Europe's adoption of waste incineration technologies. It explains the purpose of the plants well, describing their benefits and costs to the communities which decide to support them. It offers unique perspectives on high income communities that support incinerators, which unlikely exists in the U.S. Mostly, I like tbe attention to the history of garbage incineration. The graphic comparing old and new energy capturing technology further points out benefits to burning in a numbers format.
This story seemed a bit biased against the United States due to the fact that it is written in Denmark. They seemed to emphasize the fact that these garbage disposal systems are in Denmark instead of emphasizing the innovation of these machines. The story also has a severe lack of quotes, which makes it seem very monotonous. I also believe the story could have been shortened, as it was too long.