Today's question: Has there been any research into using cardboard from the local businesses for energy production? At least one community in Alaska pays quite a bit of money to the local stores for their leftover cardboard, which is then used in the local electrical plant. I've been told it burns cleaner than coal and is readily available, as most box stores normally throw away or recycle large amounts of cardboard. Here in Whitehorse, Raven Recycling gets tons of cardboard.
Thanks for the question. Yes, Yukon Energy is currently looking at using waste – including cardboard – from the Whitehorse landfill to produce electricity. You can find more information about our Waste-to-Energy research here.