Marion explores renewable energy option

Waste-to-energy power plant in Minnesota. Photo by Ruin Raider, Flickr.

Marion, IA is looking more into the possibility of developing a municipal utility that uses renewable energy.

In May, the Marion City Council hired a consulting firm to assess the feasibility of creating a municipal utility.

The end goal is for the city to use a system that turns solid waste to gas, which can then be converted to energy. The city’s current energy provider, Alliant, will likely challenge these plans.

Additionally, this would be the first city to use this particular waste-to-energy technology, and there are questions about if the system can adequately meet Marion’s energy needs.

Read more from The Gazette here.

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