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February 26, 2003

Ski Areas Buy Green Power, Use Renewable Energy, and Save Energy

U.S. ski resorts launched a new voluntary initiative in late February to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in order to address global warming. As part of the "Keep Winter Cool" campaign, ski areas are buying wind energy, using solar energy to heat lift shacks, managing their power consumption, using energy-efficient lights and snowmaking equipment, and even recovering the heat from snowmaking compressors. Two California resorts are also using biodiesel fuel in their snow vehicles and transportation buses. The National Resources Defense Council is participating in the campaign. See the National Ski Areas Association press release.