Rhonda Riherd Trautman http://wkyufm.org en Glasgow Hopes to Turn Methane from Landfills into Electricity, Avoid Sending it Into Atmosphere http://wkyufm.org/post/glasgow-hopes-turn-methane-landfills-electricity-avoid-sending-it-atmosphere <p>The city of Glasgow is joining forces with regional power providers to make better economic and environmental use of methane emitted from local landfills.</p><p>Following a vote this week by the Glasgow City Council, mayor Rhonda Riherd Trautman can now open negotiations with Farmers Rural Electric Cooperative and East Kentucky Power Cooperative to create a landfill gas generation project.</p><p>Currently, methane emitted from garbage at local landfills is vented into the atmosphere. Under the new plan, methane would be piped into a generator and converted into electricity.</p><p>Trautman says the city is trying to act in advance of new federal regulations regarding methane that go into effect in 2016. Tue, 09 Apr 2013 20:49:41 +0000 Kevin Willis 29189 at http://wkyufm.org