Gallery: Oberlin, Ohio Uses Landfill Garbage to Provide Clean Energy Fo...

 

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With the closing of the Richard H. Gorsuch Station coal-fired power plant, a group of 83 municipalities in Ohio were faced with the dilemma of how to establish a new energy plan by 2013. While a core group, known as American Municipal Power, collectively made a choice to establish a contract with another dirty coal power plant, the city of Oberlin has instead opted to source their energy from garbage! So far, the city is receiving 55% of its power from two nearby landfills.

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