180 days ago • Posted by Charles-Henry Monchau

Californians can now pay a premium to power their homes with manure

On Thursday, California state regulators signed off on a three-year plan by Southern California Gas (the largest gas utlity in the country) and San Diego Gas & Electric to sell what the utilities call "renewable natural gas" - or "biogas" - which is generated from the methane emanating from the manure lagoons at dairy farms, landfills and elsewhere. Though it hasn't been widely discussed in the press outside California, the decision marks the culmination of an intense battle between the gas industry and climate warriors, while ordinary Californians are simply looking for ways to lower the costs of building a home in the Golden State. Many have argued that building homes with all-electric hookups would be cheaper for developers and, ultimately, home-buyers - source: www.zerohedge.com 

Californians can now power their homes with manure but they pay a premium for this