EU nations are taking slow steps toward an integrated energy market, but they are many paces ahead of U.S. efforts.
Despite recent setbacks in establishing an acceptable...
the process are actually enhanced by the fact that most of the time, farmers or other disposers pay a processing fee to get rid of their waste. So, McElvaney says, "If I take 2.5 tons of green waste, and I can make a megawatt-hour with that, and I get, say, $75 for that 2.5 tons, and that megawatt-hour I can sell for $50, then I've just made $125 per megawatt-hour." He says that the cost structure for a dung-fired plant, including debt service, is around 50 percent of the gross profit.
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