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A different kind of waste-to-energy plan

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The town of Clifton Park has found what seems like a proper use for its capped 25-acre landfill — leasing it to a solar energy company that would put solar panels on it and sell the electricity to the likes of National Grid and New York State Electric & Gas. It’s a good idea because the land is just sitting there and can’t be used for much else. The only hitch is that the company ...

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October 15, 2012
5:23 p.m.

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Why can't these freakin' solar companies just build, operate and sell energy on the open market like every other business does? Can't we the taxpayers stop subsidizing this very mature industry with tax credits and guaranteed market share?