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Killington Goes Brown: Cow Manure Power

Killington, Vt., one of the largest ski resorts in New England, will use 300,000 kilowatt hours of electricity made from manure generated on 13 farms this year to run its K-1 Express Gondola to the top of the resort's namesake 4,241-foot peak, a spokeswoman for the resort says. The manure-generated electricity is distributed through a renewable energy program at Green Mountain Power, the state's largest utility. The "cow power" program now generates five megawatts using manure from 10,000 of the state's 270,000 cattle.

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