Country:United States
Year:1994
Policy status:In Force
Jurisdiction:National
Date Effective:1994
Policy Type:Voluntary Approaches, Information and Education
Policy Target:
Agency:U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
URL:http://www.epa.gov/lmop/
Legal References:EPA launched LMOP as part of the U.S commitment to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Description:

The U.S. EPA's Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP) is a voluntary assistance and partnership program that promotes the use of landfill gas as a renewable, green energy source. Landfill gas is the natural by-product of the decomposition of solid waste in landfills and is comprised primarily of carbon dioxide and methane—both important greenhouse gases. LMOP forms partnerships with communities, landfill owners, utilities, power marketers, states, project developers, tribes, and non-profit organizations to overcome barriers to project development by helping them assess project feasibility, find financing, and market the benefits of project development to the community. LMOP provides services such as: Technical assistance, guidance materials, and software to assess a potential project's economic feasibility; Assistance in creating partnerships and locating financing for projects; Informational materials to help educate the community and the local media about the benefits of LFG energy; Networking opportunities with peers and LFG energy experts to allow communities to share challenges and successes.

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