Methane is renewable and Ohio has an abundance of abandoned coal mines

 

Ohio has hundreds of square miles of underground coals mines

In 5 Ohio counties alone, there are 484 square miles

5 Ohio counties - underground coal mines

      • Abandoned coal mine methane is arguably the most cost-effective renewable energy for Ohio when compared to all other sources readily available in the state.

      • Abandoned coal mine methane is a consistent renewable energy source and is not subject to variations in weather patterns.

      • Pennsylvania considers Coal Mine Methane renewable and has several active projects recovering and using methane in energy production as part of their renewable energy portfolio.

      • CMM fits the criteria recommended by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory on renewable energy:

        • Availability of sufficient energy resources
        • Balancing a State’s goals for fuel diversity, economic development, price effects and environmental benefits