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2011-03-15 15:42:00

RONKONKOMA, N.Y., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Composting Council and its membership is working hard to fight attempts by state legislatures to repeal long-standing bans on the disposal of leaves and other yard debris in landfills in Georgia and Michigan. Both states have seen similar efforts in the past few years turned back by recycling supporters with help from the USCC and local composters. Often done under the guise of "energy independence" or even "fighting...

2008-10-13 15:00:26

Reading the BDN's recent article on the Pine Tree Landfill, one would think residents are now joyful to have such a wonderful neighbor in our town. What the article doesn't mention about the landfill gas-to- energy plant is that by generating electricity, landfill gases and odors are escaping at a higher rate than before when the gases were flared; to quote Tom Gilbert, PTL's environmental compliance manager from an article in last February's BDN, when the landfill's stench was in full...

2008-08-19 09:01:03

Clean Energy Fuels, a provider of natural gas as an alternative fuel for vehicle fleets, has acquired Dallas Clean Energy for approximately $19.1 million in cash from Camco International, a company focused on developing projects and strategies to reduce carbon emissions. Clean Energy has partnered with Cambrian Energy in acquiring and operating the project. Cambrian Energy is a landfill gas project development and management company, which owns 30% of Dallas Clean Energy (DCE). DCE owns...

2008-07-28 09:01:32

By Dan Linehan, The Free Press, Mankato, Minn. Jul. 28--MANKATO -- Blue Earth County has been awarded a matching grant to study whether or not the methane gas generated by waste at the Ponderosa Landfill is a viable energy source. The terms of the grant, negotiated earlier this month, have the county and the state each paying $ 18,213 for a study expected to conclude next June. It's not clear how much energy would be captured by burning methane, which is produced by the decomposition...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'