Israel mulls tapping landfills for electricity needs
Waste treatment plants are already generating electricity in six sites around Israel, but obstacles prevent wider use of the ultimate 'green' technology.
A political island in the energy-rich Middle East, Israel has long feared for its energy security. That's part of the reason the discovery of offshore natural gas fields caused such excitement, in addition to the Leviathan prospect's being the largest discovery in the world for a decade. But Israel's real energy leviathan could be buried underground, in the country's landfills.