Turning Cow Poo into Electricity in California

March 14, 2008 at 8:23 am Leave a comment

CowThe Inhabitat blog yesterday published some seriously cute cow pictures and an interesting article about how PG&E is turning the huge excesses of cow manure into electricity in California. Methane gas is a more harmful greenhouse gas than CO2 and tons of it are emitted into the atmosphere from the factory farms producing our meat and dairy products. It’s been argued that the industrial meat and dairy industry is a bigger cause of global warming than our car obsession (according to the United Nations).

At the moment, this rather huge installation is able to power approximately 1,200 house per day. Not a large number, but then, you if you consider that there are 2,000,000 cows in California alone, you can certainly start smelling the possibilities.

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