I wanted to share this with everyone because I think it's a very good idea, and I was wondering if there were other projects like it going on around the world.
I am doing some volunteer work for Ohio Valley Creative Energy, which is a group of artists working to build a studio near a landfill in southern Indiana. The studio will run off the methane gas produced by the landfill, using it to fuel glass furnaces and kilns and the like (the studio will house facilities for glassblowing, lampworking, ceramics, and metalworking).
The end goal is that by using a cheap, renewable energy source to fuel the studio, the facilities can be accessible to younger, fresh-out-of-college artists who may not be able to normally afford studio time, and better allow them to produce work (I did glassblowing in college, so the sentiment is relevent for me).
I know that there was a similar project in North Carolina, The Energy XChange, because they are helping this new group get started. But I'm curious if anyone has heard of similar developments anyplace else, or just what you think about the idea