Energy harvest: Vt. company moving forward with landfill methane plan

Full story: Brattleboro Reformer

A company that wants to generate electricity from the methane gas produced at the Windham Solid Waste Management District landfill is close to receiving its permits and hopes to be open this summer.

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Curious

Rochester, NY

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#1
May 8, 2010
 
Has this Carbon Harvest company ever operated a plant like this before? What assurance is there that it won't go belly up again?

Are public grants being used for this project?

Did the District seek offers from other firms too to get the best deal for us?
Eat Barbecued Beagles

Brattleboro, VT

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May 8, 2010
 
This is a good development, I hope the armchair whiners can't get in their way.

“figuresdontlie*l iarscanfigure”

Since: Feb 10

S. Londonderry VT

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#3
May 8, 2010
 
Time will tell. Many are hopeful that the new renewable technologies developed will be in the forefront of VTs energy future, provide employment for VTers, a part of VTs economy which stays in VT, and an example for the nation.
http://www.carbonharvestenergy.com/
Playa

Bellows Falls, VT

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May 9, 2010
 
renewable energy is the future.
deweaver

Huntington Beach, CA

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May 9, 2010
 
Does this say something about what is wrong with the US and why we can't compete with the rest of the world? The contract was signed in Aug 09 and there is an existing 250 KW generator in place and probably the wells on the landfill already exist as part of a methane control system. It could have been running since Aug 09, except for the bureaucrats having control of permits. A 310 KW generator could be installed in less than one month, but we are talking about pushing thing into 2011 if the bureaucrats don't come up with the permits.

Remember, we build the Empire State Building in one year and it has been 9 years and 7 billion spent on paper studies, legal actions, permits and other bureaucratic cost for what is still since 9/11 a hole in the ground. How do we expect to compete in the world and maintain a top level standard of living.

“figuresdontlie*l iarscanfigure”

Since: Feb 10

S. Londonderry VT

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#7
May 9, 2010
 
Link to Herald article above doesn't work. Here it is: http://www.rutlandherald.com/article/20100507...

“figuresdontlie*l iarscanfigure”

Since: Feb 10

S. Londonderry VT

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#8
May 9, 2010
 
Shumlin video link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
(his vision for VT not until end of vid) Another one where he speaks more @ lenghth too echo-y

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