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    Tuesday, July 25, 2006

    After The Coal Plant Was Approved...

    We started landfill mining for methane and delivering the produced 3.2 megawatts per month to the customers of City Utilities in Springfield, Missouri!

    The Noble Hill Landfill Renewable Energy Center began delivering electricity to CU customers in May 2006. Methane gas produced by the City of Springfield's landfill is harnessed at the generator, providing 3.2 megawatts of electricity to CU customers. The joint project uses a previously discarded byproduct to produce energy for the community.

    These are the types of things I find out when trying to get that elusive discount on my energy bill for being poor. *grin* I'll have to search harder, I didn't find it yet. But I did find that good news!

    Heck, add that to the biodeisel public transportation system (also run by CU), and it looks like CU may be moving, however slowly and feebly, towards some form of sustainable renewable energy plan. If we got our hopes up really high, we might even be able to delude ourselves into thinking that they wanted a coal plant so that they could lobby harder for legalizing industrial hemp so they could burn that in the power plant instead. Well, we COULD! *laugh*

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