Trash thrown away by Dane County residents will now help reduce greenhouse gas emissions as the county begins turning the gas released from decomposing garbage into transportation fuel. ABC member, Dane county had long been trapping the methane and other gases emitted from the heaps of garbage at the landfill to be used for electricity, but the county is now using that resource to create and sell compressed natural gas (CNG), a more eco-friendly vehicle fuel than gasoline and diesel. The county decided to utilize and monetize the gas coming from the landfill as a contract with Madison Gas & Electric came to an end. Because electricity from wind and solar power has become cheaper, it no longer made economic sense to continue selling the gas for electricity, Parisi said. More>>