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Vermont ski resort unveils gondola powered entirely by cow manure
Yahoo! News ^ | 10/23/12 | 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

1 posted on 10/23/2012 3:53:30 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Get yur skis waxed and Moo MOo Power Ping!


2 posted on 10/23/2012 3:54:04 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

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).


3 posted on 10/23/2012 3:55:54 PM PDT by LizardQueen (The world is not out to get you, except in the sense that the world is out to get everyone.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Obama’s rhetoric could power it for eternity.


4 posted on 10/23/2012 3:56:20 PM PDT by Bullish (The stench from this amateur regime stinks all the way to Kenya.)
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To: NormsRevenge

How much taxpayer funds went into this?


5 posted on 10/23/2012 3:59:07 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: NormsRevenge

Phew! Don’t think I would want to be skiing near that gondola house!


6 posted on 10/23/2012 4:03:21 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: NormsRevenge

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”


7 posted on 10/23/2012 4:04:36 PM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: NormsRevenge

Doesn’t empress me in the least, my ex wife has been operating on that for years.. :)


9 posted on 10/23/2012 4:12:41 PM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: NormsRevenge
...manure from 10,000 cows producing 300,000 gallons of manure per day.

Each cow really produces 30 gallons of manure per day?

10 posted on 10/23/2012 4:14:43 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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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!


11 posted on 10/23/2012 4:17:14 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: NormsRevenge

I think they’re full of it.


13 posted on 10/23/2012 4:29:19 PM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: NormsRevenge

Don’t eat the brown snow.


14 posted on 10/23/2012 4:41:54 PM PDT by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
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To: DuncanWaring

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.


15 posted on 10/23/2012 4:48:58 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

Anyone else find it ironic that the author of an article on manure is named Stableford? LOL


16 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.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Big deal.

There is an entire administration, government for that matter powered by nothing but BS. That is what obastard’s mouth runs on. Pure BS.


17 posted on 10/23/2012 5:37:25 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: NormsRevenge

Hotdoggers need mustard.


18 posted on 10/23/2012 5:39:14 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (yup-Who knew??)
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19 posted on 10/23/2012 6:12:13 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: NormsRevenge

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


20 posted on 10/23/2012 6:20:54 PM PDT by printhead (Standard & Poor - Poor is the new standard.)
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To: NormsRevenge
ROFL!

Be careful not to step in the fuel supply.

21 posted on 10/23/2012 8:22:53 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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