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Aug 22, 2011 11:42 AM by Stephanie Collins

Landfills to provide power to electric plants in Erie

ERIE, Colo. (AP) - The town of Erie is planning to use two landfills to provide power for half of Erie's 6,700 households.

Waste Connections spokesman Brian Karp says his company's gas-to-energy project is set to go online next month.

According to the Boulder Daily Camera, Erie spokesman Fred Diehl believes capturing the methane at both landfills is the equivalent of offsetting 30,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide that might otherwise be released into the atmosphere.



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