VT Ski Lift Runs on Cow Power

    A Northeast ski resort has turned to what may be the ultimate in alternative energy…and it comes from a cow.

    FOX News Radio’s Jill Nado has details:

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    In Vermont, they have a lot of cows and a lot of skiing…so the folks at Killington Ski Resort are combining the two. ¬†They’re using methane gas that comes from cow manure to power a ski gondola, rather than electricity.

    (Thorson) “The gas is taken from the anaerobic¬†digester, put into an electric generator that gets fed to the gondola.”

    Killington spokeswoman Sarah Thorson says the gas doesn’t produce a smell when it’s in that digester.

    (Thorson) “So any passerby or local neighbors don’t have as strong of a smell anymore.”

    And the next time you’re ready to get on the K-1 Express gondola, remember you’re riding on cow power.

    Jill Nado, FOX News Radio.