Monday, October 20, 2008

Arizona landfill methane to power California homes

The Skunk Creek Landfill [right, credit] in Phoenix will supply enough methane gas produced from decaying garbage to generate 30,000 megawatt-hours of power. The power will go to Pasadena, California under a 20-year contract and is about enough to supply about 5,000 homes according to local officials.

The cost of the methane power will be about $550,000 more than non-renewable energy but is part of that city's green goals.

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