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Landfill Methane Outreach Program

Landfill Gas Energy: A Sustainable Energy Source from Small Landfills in New England

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LMOP, EPA Region 1, Maine Department of Environmental Protection, and the Environmental Finance Center of the University of Maine sponsored this informative one-day meeting. Topics included the latest technologies, resources and initiatives available for landfill gas (LFG) energy projects at small landfills, and the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and how it could apply to LFG energy projects.


  • Bill Foster, Dean of the Muskie School, University of Southern Maine

Opening Remarks

  • David P. Littell, Commissioner, Maine Department of Environmental Protection (ME DEP)

Overview and Goals of the Meeting

  • David Burns, ME DEP

An Overview of Landfill Gas Energy and U.S. EPA's Landfill Methane Outreach Program

Landfill Gas Offset Projects in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) — A Regulatory Perspective

  • Eric Kennedy (PDF) (28 pp, 418K), Bureau of Air Quality, Maine Department of the Environment

Making Projects Happen — Federal Tax Incentives for Landfill Gas Energy

Developing Landfill Gas Projects at Small Landfills — A Developer's Perspective

Alternative Markets for Carbon Offset Projects — Choosing the Right Standards for Your Landfill

Preparing Your Landfill for an Offset Project — Measuring, Recordkeeping, Reporting, Calibrating and Validating Landfill Gas Data for Carbon Offset Projects

  • Russ Anderson (PDF) (45 pp, 662K), SCS Engineers, a case study example of City of Gardner, MA Landfill

A Landfill Owner's Perspective on Carbon Offset Projects — Part 1

A Landfill's Perspective on Carbon Offset Projects and Renewable Energy

Working with a Carbon Offset Aggregator


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