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...and natural gas prices. The company sold the Iowa plant last week and is also looking for a buyer or partner for a landfill gas project in Georgia. Mortgage rates fall back to record low MCLEAN, VA. --- Average rates for 30-year fixed mortgages...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/11/26/bus_557129.shtml
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Landfill gas project studied

...harvested for conversion, he said. Factoring in the expenses and the period of productivity, consultants estimated a landfill-gas-to-electricity facility would produce a net loss between $2 million to $3 million during its lifetime. In Aiken...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/04/18/met_195441.shtml
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Extras could hinder budget

...Siemens, about a program to improve energy efficiency and landfill gas revenue. Mr. Bode said the city could cut its $9...annual power bill and make money from using all of the landfill gas with no capital costs. He said DeKalb, Fulton and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/10/17/met_147839.shtml
Metro | Deke Copenhaver | Ellis Street Canal | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Groups demand plant reduce emissions

...efficiency in homes and on factory floors. It also has been generating power with alternative methods, such as using landfill gases to generate power and recently starting a program to allow people using solar panels or other alternative energy sources...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/06/04/met_130933.shtml
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Across Georgia

Landfill gas is used to provide electricity ATLANTA - When thousands of Georgia residents...DeKalb is the first county government in Georgia to harness the power of landfill gas. Since October, two 20-cylinder engines have been creating electricity...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/12/28/met_110216.shtml
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I hear a bit of blarney in Powell's comments

...Russell at the Cookin' for Kids cookout that he'd create a landfill authority if the city forces garbage haulers to use landfill gas in their trucks?Powell said he wasn't, that everybody's confused. But he does have a problem with that particular...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2010-04-03/i-hear-bit-blarney-powells-co
City Ink | Richmond County Crime | City Ink
Landfill gas would fuel city vehicles under plan

...pipeline already runs by the landfill, and large natural gas companies also are interested in buying the compressed landfill gas, Johnson said."For whatever reason if CNG was not a viable solution at the end of the day, this process is making...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2010-03-31/landfill-gas-would-fuel-city-
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Georgia Power may expand 'Green' options

...Power subscribers came from gas burned off at a DeKalb County landfill. Many environmentalists don't want to support landfill-gas power because they fear it would discourage recycling and remove an incentive to reduce the amount of garbage going...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/technology/2010-02-18/georgia-power-may-expand
Government | Metro | Energy and power | Government
Sludge might be used on land

...makes the problem smellier even faster than regular garbage, he said. "What we've found is, it produces much more landfill gas, and a lot more odor, and it does it faster," he said. "We're having a lot of trouble with that." Currently...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/07/17/met_458879.shtml
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Georgia Power clean energy iniative draws opposition

...old, he said, to qualify for a key national accreditation certificate for clean energy. It may be unable to burn landfill gas as cleanly as Georgia Power's green standards require, Smith said. Georgia Power says concern over the age of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/11/21/met_394023.shtml
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