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Cow poo power NOx’ed by state regulators

It’s a classic example of a state regulatory agency not knowing what other agencies are doing, or even being on the same clue train with them.

California air quality regulators have shut down multi-million dollar manure-to-electricity generators on farms because they output nitrogen oxides, or NOx, even though such facilities greatly reduce the amount of methane in the air – and got subsidies and help from other agencies.

These are not small time operations. One farm in Stanislaus County produces all the energy for his farm, cheese-making facility, and 200 homes by converting cow manure into electricity.

But several such operations have been closed by the state. This seems nonsensical to me.

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