Marines base turns green from landfill gas

Read the full post at SmartPlanet.

The United States Army is famous for its green fatigues, but the Navy is immersing itself in green technology. A Marines base near San Diego will soon be meeting half its energy needs with landfill gas.

Marine Corps Air Station Miramar is opportunely located next to a massive 1.1 million ton municipal landfill. A project to reclaim enough methane gas to provide 25 million kilowatt-hours of electricity per year began last month.

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