The team’s initial goal was to further our research into actual, functioning, electric generating biogas digester systems with the hopes of encouraging a local farmer to construct a system in our own school district.
This goal may soon became a reality following our presentation to Mr. Terry Hafer, operator of Earl Hafer & Sons Dairy.
Mr. Hafer was very impressed with the Green Team’s presentation and knowledge and has agreed to “crunching the numbers” in order to determine the cost of building the methane biogas digester on his farm.
Prior to 2006 when the Net Metering Law was passed, he looked into building a digester and determined that the cost would outweigh the benefits.
Thanks to the Green Team and the passing of the Net Metering Law, he is taking a second look at the methane biogas digester.
There is only one potential deal breaker and stumbling block: the PUC’s proposed “110%” policy.
Coincidentally, on the same page in the Reading Eagle as the Daniel Boone article, another article announced that PPL power company, one of the companies pushing the 110% policy, announced a 2.5% increase in their residential rates.
Therefore, the Green Team leaves you with this question: “Who will benefit from the 110% policy – the consumer, the environment, or the electric companies?