This website has been created to help local government officials pursue a public-private partnership to convert their landfill wastes into fuel and/or electricity to make their community more sustainable and energy independent. Assistance was provided by the Virginia Department of Energy.

Fitch Book Diagram

A community's landfill can power 25% of its homes, its government vehicles and reduce its carbon footprint by 10%


Grand-Thinking Va. Mayor Seeks Town's Energy Independence
Washington Post

One Man's Trash...
Bacon's Rebellion

Upcoming Webinars on Local Energy Independence

Critical Renewable Energy Incentive Defeated

The Senate has rejected some renewable energy incentives including the popular Sec 1603 ARRA cash grant for 30% of the capital cost of the investment. Senate bill S.1813 was defeated 74-24 and proponents vow to try again.

Local Energy Independence