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PSC Chair Visits Local Landfill

According to Wisconsin's Public Service Commission Chair, we're not in an energy crisis just yet, but the potential is there for our state to fall into an emergency as far as power is concerned.

Burnie Bridge broke from Governor Jim Doyle's Northern Wisconsin tour on Wednesday to look over a part of the Onyx Seven Landfill.

Their three-megawatt facility that opened in April can turn methane gas into power. It's a good example of how Bridge said we can create energy, and help to avoid disaster.

"I think that we're in good shape," she said, "But we need to continue to be creative about finding resources that are renewable, that continue to re-generate themselves, so we're not depleting something and never have it again."

The landfill facility has the potential to create power for some 2,600 homes in a way Bridge says doesn't compromise our environment.


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