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Wind power helps ski resort during recession

During these tough economic times, using renewable energy can help save money. 

According to this article from CNN, Jiminy Peak Resort in northern Massachusetts is saving up $450,000 in electricity costs through the use of a wind turbine.  Built in 2007, the wind turbine, known as the Zephyr, generates enough electricity to power approximately 600 homes.  While most of this energy is used during the winter to power the resort’s operations, in the summer months, local homes and businesses also can draw electricity from the turbine.  The complaints voiced against the Zephyr are common wherever wind power is proposed for development.  To some, the turbine is seen as an eyesore and it can also disrupt and harm migrating birds (in the cases bats).

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