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In a world where concerns about animal welfare are rising, and methane emissions from livestock are expected by many to offset all of the CO2 saved from electrifying road transport, this is a megatrend in the making.
Bahadur thinks landfills may provide a solution — in the form of methane generated by rotting organic waste.
Here in the United States, BMW’s plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina, draws even more of its power from methane gas, piped in from a landfill about 10 miles away.
Not only that, but cows are also notoriously gassy, releasing a bit of methane with every toot.
Going in for the kill: House lawmakers voted Wednesday to pass an amendment to its 2018 spending bill that would block the Environmental Protection Agency from implementing an Obama-era methane rule.
Like the judges on the federal appeals court that ruled for the methane rule, others should figure out how to deal with climate concerns.
One of those judges joined a Bill Clinton appointee this month to salvage President Obama’s methane rule with an extraordinary display of raw judicial power.
Robotic missions have also revealed Titan has a similar liquid process to the water cycle on Earth, but with a different chemical compound: methane, the main ingredient of natural gas.
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