Covanta Holding Corp was incorporated in Delaware on April 16, 1992. The Company conducts its operations through subsidiaries which are engaged predominantly in the businesses of waste and energy services. The Company is an owners and operators of infrastructure for the conversion of waste to energy (known as energy-from-waste or EfW), as well as other waste disposal and renewable energy production businesses. Energy-from-waste serves two markets as both a sustainable waste management solution that is environmentally superior to landfilling and as a source of clean energy that reduces overall greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Energy-from-waste is also considered renewable under the laws of many states and under federal law. It is engaged in waste and energy services operations located in the United States and Canada. It holds equity interests in energy-from-waste facilities in China and Italy. The Company currently operates EfW projects in 16 states and one Canadian province, and is constructing an EfW project in a second Canadian province. These projects are capable of providing waste services and generating electricity or steam, if properly operated and maintained, for several decades. The Company's business activities in the United States are pervasively regulated according to federal, state and local environmental laws.
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