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Vermont ski resort unveils gondola powered entirely by cow manure
Yahoo! News ^
| Dylan Stableford
Posted on 10/23/2012 3:53:30 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
Ski and snowboard season for the Northeast opens in just a few weeks. And when it does, a Vermont ski area plans to unveil a gondola powered entirely by cow manure.
Killington Resort in central Vermont has partnered with Green Mountain Power to convert manure from nearby dairy farms to electricity for its K-1 Express Gondola. The so-called "Cow Power" program uses manure from 10,000 cows producing 300,000 gallons of manure per day.
"Easily the coolest thing you can possibly do with cow manure," the power company's website declares. "The short version is that we take cow manure, work some magic, turn it into methane, and then use that methane to generate electricity."
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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; US: Vermont; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: cowmanure; gondola; killington; skiresort; vermont
Get yur skis waxed and Moo MOo Power Ping!
posted on 10/23/2012 3:54:04 PM PDT
They could power Boston with the manure that comes out of Montpelier (the state capital).
And yes, I live here (hubby is a native, won’t leave).
posted on 10/23/2012 3:55:54 PM PDT
(The world is not out to get you, except in the sense that the world is out to get everyone.)
Obama’s rhetoric could power it for eternity.
posted on 10/23/2012 3:56:20 PM PDT
(The stench from this amateur regime stinks all the way to Kenya.)
How much taxpayer funds went into this?
posted on 10/23/2012 3:59:07 PM PDT
Phew! Don’t think I would want to be skiing near that gondola house!
Good marketing. This will bring in greenie skiers. They are hoping to draw in greenie one-percenters (from NY and Boston) who will splash some serious cash around and who will actually tip “the help”
posted on 10/23/2012 4:04:36 PM PDT
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Doesn’t empress me in the least, my ex wife has been operating on that for years.. :)
posted on 10/23/2012 4:12:41 PM PDT
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...manure from 10,000 cows producing 300,000 gallons of manure per day.
Each cow really produces 30 gallons of manure per day?
posted on 10/23/2012 4:14:43 PM PDT
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I was on a gondola ascending Mt. Killington in 1978.A friend lit a cigarette and discarded the match under a seat where it ignited candy wrappers. The fire grew and put us in danger of noxious smoke inhalation, being consumed in the flames and then falling from a great height. Fortunately that was before I quit drinking and I and another were able to utilize a skill perfected in childhood.. We played fire man!
posted on 10/23/2012 4:17:14 PM PDT
by I see my hands
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I think they’re full of it.
Don’t eat the brown snow.
posted on 10/23/2012 4:41:54 PM PDT
(Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
do you know how many stomachs cows have?
(actually 1 but it has four parts to it)
and they drink like politicians to boot.
exercise is nil. they aren’t allowed on the slopes..
much less the ski lift.
Anyone else find it ironic that the author of an article on manure is named Stableford? LOL
posted on 10/23/2012 5:05:28 PM PDT
by Fast Moving Angel
(A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
There is an entire administration, government for that matter powered by nothing but BS. That is what obastard’s mouth runs on. Pure BS.
posted on 10/23/2012 5:39:14 PM PDT
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posted on 10/23/2012 6:12:13 PM PDT
I read this years ago on a bumper sticker, back when the tree huggers decided to mix “gray” water into the snow making mix; “Killington - Where the Affluent Meet the Effluent”. The bumper sticker had a shadow figure using toilet plungers for ski poles. LMAO
posted on 10/23/2012 6:20:54 PM PDT
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