SOURCE: Covanta Energy

February 19, 2013 14:57 ET

Covanta Energy's Joey Neuhoff Appointed to the U.S. Department of Commerce Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee

RE&EEAC Serves to Expand the Competitiveness of the U.S. Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Industry

MORRISTOWN, NJ--(Marketwire - Feb 19, 2013) - Covanta Energy Corporation, a world leader in sustainable waste management and renewable energy, announced today that Joey Neuhoff, vice president of business development, has been appointed to the United States Department of Commerce Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (RE&EEAC).

The RE&EEAC is charged with advising the Secretary of Commerce regarding the development and administration of programs and policies that expand the competitiveness of U.S. renewable energy and energy efficiency products and services. This includes matters related to U.S. government policies and trade policy development.

As a member of the Advisory Committee, Mr. Neuhoff will use his development expertise to provide recommendations around technology deployment, platforms and services that provide system-level efficiency to electricity generation, transmission and distribution.

As vice president of business development at Covanta Energy, Mr. Neuhoff is responsible for leading select corporate growth opportunities throughout North America. Mr. Neuhoff recently spearheaded Covanta's development efforts for the construction of the Durham-York Energy Centre in Ontario, Canada, the first commercial greenfield Energy-from-Waste project in North America since 1995. 

"I'm honored for the opportunity to help move America toward being the leading exporter of clean energy technologies as part of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee," said Mr. Neuhoff. "At Covanta, we provide sustainable waste disposal solutions while also generating clean, renewable energy. I look forward to collaborating with the committee to create policy recommendations which foster growth opportunities in trade for U.S. renewable energy and energy efficiency industries."

Covanta's Energy-from-Waste facilities provide a safe, sustainable waste disposal method that reduces greenhouse gases and produces clean, renewable energy from municipal solid waste. For additional information, visit www.covantaenergy.com.

About Covanta
Covanta Energy Corporation is an internationally recognized owner and operator of Energy-from-Waste and renewable energy projects and a recipient of the Energy Innovator Award from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Covanta's 44 Energy-from-Waste facilities provide communities with an environmentally sound solution to their solid waste disposal needs by using that municipal solid waste to generate clean, renewable energy. Annually, Covanta's modern Energy-from-Waste facilities safely and securely convert approximately 20 million tons of waste into 9 million megawatt hours of clean renewable electricity and approximately 9 billion pounds of steam that are sold to a variety of industries. For more information, visit www.covantaenergy.com.