Alderney plans sustainable future

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Alderney is likely to be 100% energy independent by 2020 if a proposal for a waste disposal unit gets approval, the States of Alderney has said.

It said an anaerobic digester would create 800kw of energy, powering 1,900 residents' homes through waste.

Roy Burke, chief executive for the States, said it would save £200,000 a year.

If approved the plant is likely to be built later this year.

Currently Alderney sends its waste to Guernsey to be buried in landfill.

Mr Burke said Mont Cuet landfill site was rapidly filling up and the plan could provide an alternative.

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