More Garbage Power

From the Caspar, WY Star Tribune via ClimateArk, news that Murray, UT, will join the ranks of towns producing part of its power from landfill methane. What’s beter is that adding this power source to the mix will result in only minimal cost increases:

“We determined to blend this with our other resources,” said Gary Merrill, general manager of Murray City Power.

“We’re not going out on a limb. There’s no major expense involved,” he said, pointing out that a private company will collect the methane and handle its conversion on site at the landfill. “Customers will see an increase of about 3.8 cents per month or 45 cents a year, worst-case.”

This is the kind of innovative public-private solution that can result from getting past ideological labels. Congratulations, Murray!

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