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Gas-to-electric plant planned at landfill


Enviros have expressed concern about at least one past plan for an energy plant near the Central Landfill in Johnston. How this initiative will be greeted remains to be seen.

From Vision Strategies:

Ridgewood Renewable Power, an international owner and operator of renewable electric power and infrastructure projects, will announce the development of a major electric power plant fueled by landfill methane gas, which will be located at the state’s central landfill in Johnston, Rhode Island.

Executives from Ridgewood Renewable Power will hold a press conference on Wednesday, December 3 at 10:30 a.m. to announce the specifics of the project, which will create the second largest landfill gas-to-electric power plant in the United States. Governor Carcieri will attend the press conference along with Michael O’Connell, executive director of the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC) and House Majority Leader Gordon Fox.

Event Details:

Who:     Rhode Island Governor Donald L. Carcieri; Randall D. Holmes, president and CEO of Ridgewood Renewable Power; Stephen D. Galowitz, managing director, Ridgewood Renewable Power; Michael O’Connell, executive director of RIRRC; Johnston Mayor Joseph M. Polisena; legislative leaders and other state and local officials.

What:    Press conference announcing a new power plant at the state’s Central Landfill.

When:   Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at 10:30 a.m.

Where:  Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation, 65 Shun Pike, Johnston, RI

              Administration Building – Board Room             

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