Statement to the Senate Special Committee on Solid and Hazardous Waste February 29, 1984. As requested by the Committee, we have prepared this review of state programs that involve, in one way or another, the conversion of nonhazardous solid wastes to energy. This review consists of three sections. The first section deals with the conversion of biomass wastes to energy; the second section with the conversion of municipal solid waste (MSW) to energy; and the third section summarizes the role of state financing authorities and of tax incentives in promoting the conversion of wastes to energy.