Green Energy Going to Waste?
The impending carbon tax means that various industries will need to pull their carbon contribution into line or face the harsh tax penalties. While the lead up to the tax D-Day is causing some trepidation, it is also inspiring green thinking and initiatives which could in fact save this industry more than anyone knows.
The federal government has announced that local councils could be ‘wasting’ highly valued green energy that could possibly save them from being taxed.
The energy source in question is perhaps an unexpected one: methane.
While methane has had sporadic success in various industry ventures, the power of waste as an energy generator is quickly coming back into industry consciousness. Chinese engineers have recently patented and sold the plans for a commercial sewerage geothermal plant, truly bringing the concept of energy from waste back into general focus....