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Friday, October 19, 2012

Vermont Ski Resort Uses Cow Manure to Power Gondola

The Examiner reported today: "Killington in central Vermont, one of the largest ski resorts in New England, has announced that it will use 300,000 kilowatt hours of electricity made from cow manure to power its K-1 Express Gondola this winter. The lift carries skiers to the top of the 4,241-foot peak using a unique form of renewable energy."

They aren't the first ski resort to use a "unique" form of renewable energy. Jiminy Peak has their wind turbine that provides approximately 33% of the electrical demands of the site annually. And, speaking of Jiminy Peak, their 13 Nights Halloween attraction sounds kinda cool too.

If you like supporting green-focused businesses, season passes are available for both sites.


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