Sydney Club sells compost power

Along with other environmental changes Dooleys Lidcombe Catholic Club has made, it is expected to save 213 tonnes of CO2 emissions a year with a plan to use a machine which turns food waste into pulp which is then converted into methane and sold to electricity suppliers, reported The Daily Telegraph (20/10/2006, p.17).

Changes make economic sense: "Overall we consider the environmental benefits of these changes far outweigh the costs," Dooley’s general manager Greg Kearins said.

Crunch time for clubs: With drought crippling the states, clubs are under pressure to conserve energy – with the hospitality industry one of the biggest consumers of water and energy. Clubs NSW introduced the scheme 12 months ago but so far only 17 members have joined.

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