Landfill gas facility to double its power

Waste-to-energy plant will produce more electricity for businesses and homes. The Waste Management Columbia Ridge Landfill and Recycling Center, a landfill gas power plant south of Arlington, Oregon, will be doubling its capacity, enabling it to generate more power for Seattle businesses and homes that are 260 miles away. An estimated 2 million tons of garbage is handled by the landfill plant annually. Of the 2 million tons of trash that the Columbia Ridge Landfill and Recycling Center receives every year, about one third of it comes from Seattle Public…

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Opower launches Facebook application to give people an understanding of energy efficiency

Social Networking App

Social networking app helping alternative energy awareness Alternative energy and environmentalism are two concepts that go hand-in-hand. Both subjects are surrounded by a significant amount of controversy which has led progress on these fronts to stagnate and people to lose interest. Alternative energy and environmentalism are often political issues, but psychology may play a bigger role in the matter that some people may think. In 1984, Doctor Robert Cialdini, a professor of psychology and marketing at the Arizona State University, introduced the concept of “social proof” in his book Influence:…

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