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EPA encourages communities to use landfill gas to generate electricity

EPA is making available new financing options and incentives to make smaller landfill gas projects more cost-effective. The tax credits were added to the recently enacted economic rescue plan. The tax breaks are available only to communities that voluntarily begin a program, not to those that are required to control landfill gas by the new source performance standards. Speaking broadly, EPA states that there are 455 landfill gas operation projects in 43 states generating 11 billion kilowatt hours of electricity. The gas captured and used is alleged to be equivalent to the removal of 14.5 million vehicles for the nation's roads. More information about the program can be found at