Champions of Change
Champions of Change

Miami, Florida

Miami-Dade will be piping methane gas from their regional landfill to the adjacent wastewater plant to generate a significant portion of the massive facility's future electricity needs.

Susanne Torriente is the Sustainability Director in Miami Dade County where she responsible for coordinating the full range of County resources toward focusing on sustainability as a top prority for Miami-Dade's economic, social and environmental development.

Juan Aceituno is a Senior Project Manager at CH2M HILL which worked with Miami-Dade County on the methane gas project.

About Clean Energy

Every president since Richard Nixon has called for America’s independence from oil, but Washington gridlock has prevented action again and again. If we want to create a more secure energy future, and protect consumers at the pump, that has to change.

President Obama has put forward a plan to secure America’s energy future by cutting our imports of foreign oil by one-third through producing more oil at home and reducing our dependence on oil by leveraging cleaner, alternative fuels and greater efficiency..

And beyond our efforts to reduce our dependence on oil, we must focus on expanding cleaner sources of electricity, including renewables like wind and solar, as well as clean coal, natural gas, and nuclear power – keeping America on the cutting edge of clean energy technology so that we can build a 21st century clean energy economy and win the future.

Learn more about the President’s Blueprint for a Secure Energy Future

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