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Food Waste From Paris Climate Summit Turned Into Power

Feeding the 40,000 people at the U.N. climate change conference in Paris creates more than a ton of vegetable peels, meat trimmings and unfinished meals. But that waste isn't wasted. At a plant about 30 kilometers south of the French capital, discarded scraps from the plates of climate activists, academics and government officials are fermented into biogas. The biogas is burned to produce electricity. The residue left behind fertilizes farmers' fields. "In France we say,...

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