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Energy Resources for State and Local Governments

Landfill Gas Energy

This guide describes how local governments and communities can achieve energy, environmental, health, and economic benefits by using landfill gas (LFG) recovered from municipal solid waste landfills as a source of renewable energy. This guide describes technolo­gies and strategies for recovering and using LFG as an energy resource. It is designed to be used by local governments, regulatory and planning agencies, devel­opers, contractors, project partners, energy service companies, and end users, including business and industrial customers who work with project owners.

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