Officials in Chautauqua County, NY are moving ahead to have a private facility capture natural gas at the county landfill and resell it. On Wednesday, the legislature unanimously agreed to have Chautauqua Green Energy LLC, which is located in Erie, Pa., construct at its own expense a renewable gas plant and infrastructure on an approximately two acre site at the county landfill. This year CGE will pay the county $1 million. For years 2-10, CGE will pay the county $1 million annually as well as a royalty payments of $.05/MMBTU for all landfill biogas captured. Then from years 11-22, CGE will pay the county $1,000 annually as well as royalty payments of $1.00/MMBTU. More >>