Weekend planner: Wiener dog racing or Romeo and Juliet?
Here are some interesting weekend events to attend. The wiener dog races are much fun. Later in the month of August, Ellis Park will have camel and ostrich races. Now that is a site to see. To read the full article, go to http://www.courierpress.com/news/2008/jul/25/web25-weekend/.
Landfill generator to burn flare gas
Vectren has signed an agreement with Veolia Environmental Service to use the methane gas that is generated at Veolia’s Blackfoot Landfill to generate power for more than 1,500 average homes. Vectren’s Energy System Group will design, build, and own and operate the plant next to the 164-acre landfill.
By capturing these landfill gases, Energy Systems Group is helping to provide environmental benefits equivalent to the following:
- Removal of emissions equivalent to over 22,000 cars per year, or
- Planting about 27,000 acres of forest annually, or
- Creating enough energy to power more than 2,000 homes per year
This is good news for Evansville and in line with Vectre’s Green initiatives. For the full article, go to http://www.courierpress.com/news/2008/jul/25/landfill-generatorto-burn-flare-gas/.