Oil and gas companies are teaming up with factory farms to sell us a greenwashed nightmare: manure as renewable energy.
Manure-to-energy, or “biogas,” uses manure from factory farms to create natural gas. It entrenches factory farms by creating a market for the huge volumes of manure they produce. Investing in the massive infrastructure needed to produce biogas wastes critical resources that should be used to shift us toward real renewable energy. It will disproportionately impact communities of color. And it won’t address our climate crisis or our factory farm problem.