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Current Issues in Energy
About $1 billion in renewable energy is wastefully flared off in the US.
Over 14,000 renewable energy jobs could be created today if we more effectively harnessed biogas.
Much of our economy’s renewable energy resources are needlessly wasted everyday. The EPA estimates that over 110 million cubic feet of landfill gas is simply flared off every day, representing over $800 million to $1 Billion worth of energy that could be going to power our businesses, light our city streets and charge electric cars. Were this renewable energy source to be fully harvested, the renewables sector would create over 14,000 new living wage jobs. This valuable resource is being squandered, opportunities are being lost and we’re continuing our toxic dependency on fossil fuels because the “sour gas” generators in the market are simply too expensive to install and maintain.
Less than 10% of America’s energy needs is supplied by all renewable energy sources combined. A full 24% could be met by using the renewable fuel that we’re wasting: methane gas captured and flared at municipal landfills and waste water treatment plants.
While solar and wind can augment a community’s power needs, they cannot provide baseload power due to the ever-changing weather. This puts stress on our aging infrastructure which can only partially be managed by drawing upon large battery packs or fast-start diesel peaker plants during spikes in demand.
Volta PowerGen delivers scalable and low-cost renewable energy solutions that are always on, providing predictability for your local utility and enhancing investments already made into wind, solar and smart storage.