If Maine is to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels, and the associated greenhouse gas emissions, it is important to develop both new sources of energy and new technologies to better access existing sources. The generation of electricity from gas produced by landfills is already underway. Sam Zaitlin describes Maine’s first waste-to-energy project located at Casella’s Hampden landfill.
Zaitlin, Sam. "Landfill: Gas to Energy." Maine Policy Review 17.2 (2008) : 105 -106, http://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/mpr/vol17/iss2/15.