17 May '11, 8am

Biogas from Cow Power Helps Small College Cut Carbon Emissions

Biogas from Cow Power Helps Small College Cut Carbon Emissions

Cutting fossil fuel consumption is a challenge for any school, especially in states like Vermont where temperatures can reach extremes during the academic year. Back in 2006, Green Mountain saw an opportunity in the Cow Power carbon offset purchase program developed by the local utility, Central Vermont Public Service Corporation. The program generates power from biogas produced on local dairy farms, and Green Mountain became one of the first customers to climb on board. Since the power is local, participating dairies can also serve as learning labs for students and the general public.

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/05/biogas-cow-power-help...

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