The power of pig poo

Plenty of poo

On this evidence there is certainly plenty of poo available. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

A pig farm located in the NSW town of Young, which uses methane from the manure of 22,000 pigs to generate electricity, has become the first project to be approved for the government’s carbon farming scheme.

Some might be turning their nose up already at the thought of renewable energy with such a reek, but at Smog we’re just happy that people come up with such amusing and inventive ways to solve the world’s problems.

From ABC News:

The carbon price that’s paid by Australia’s largest polluters is flowing to projects like this, creating clean energy and cutting Australia’s carbon pollution

You can find the full article here. Oh and we love the headline.

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