The energy sector is littered with jargon and abbreviations, many of which seem designed at best to confuse, and at worst to mislead. A simple phone call to an energy supplier or broker can leave even the brightest of us feeling at a disadvantage. This simple Jargon Buster is designed to keep you informed, if you wish to be! Please let us know if any of the descriptions are insufficient or if there are terms we have not included but should.

Landfill Gas

Municipal solid waste contains significant portions of organic materials that produce a variety of gaseous products when dumped, compacted, and covered in landfills. Anaerobic bacteria thrives in the oxygen-free environment, resulting in the decomposition of organic materials and the production of primarily carbon dioxide and methane.