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City of Oberlin Now Partly Powered by Landfill Gas

In January 2013, Oberlin, Ohio began receiving energy generated by landfill gas in Mahoning County. This is the first of two landfill gas generation projects owned by Waste Management Renewable Energy that will supply a combined 60,000 megawatt-hours per year. Upon completion of the second landfill generator, the City will receive about 55 percent of its energy needs from green power resources. The projects began in 2011 when the city council approved a $66 million 15-year purchase agreement.

The City aims to continue reducing its carbon dioxide emissions through further use of renewable energy. By 2015, the City plans to obtain 90 percent of its electricity from a combination of wind, water, solar, and landfill gas resources.

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