Starting this month, green energy will power the Eagle Building at the Museum of Aviation at Robins Air Force Base.
Green energy is electricity produced by renewable, environmentally friendly resources. The green energy to be used at the Eagle Building is generated by the landfill gas at the Taylor County landfill in Mauk, according to a Flint Energies news release.
“As more green energy becomes available, we anticipate the entire museum might go green,” Jimmy Autry, senior vice president at Flint Engergies, said in the news release. The electric cooperative sells electricity to the entire museum complex.
Using landfill gas helps the environment not only by providing green energy but also because it prevents the gas from being burned or flaring, according to the news release. Flint Energies will provide a maximum of 1.17 million kilowatt hours to the museum building each year, according to the news release.