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Philippines Turns Trash Into Clean Energy Windfall

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March 27, 2013
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The Philippines is trying to turn its enormous rubbish problem into a clean energy windfall. Methane gas from landfills is being converted into electricity and Manila's Payatas garbage dump, one of the biggest in the country, is leading the way.


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