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Bridgton, Maine-based Shawnee Peak, the longest-running ski area in the state, has decided to power its entire operation with clean, renewable energy, making it the first ski area in Maine to choose 100% wind power.

According to the company, the clean energy choice will offset the electricity consumption of its lifts, snowmaking equipment, lights, lodges and administrative offices. The benefit of the purchase is equal to reducing 2.2 million pounds of carbon dioxide - the equivalent of planting more than 150,000 trees or removing 159 cars from the road.

"Through recycling, responsible water usage and other actions, Shawnee Peak prides itself on limiting its impact on the earth," says Chet Homer, Shawnee Peak's owner. "Our 100% wind power initiative strengthens our environmental position and helps to ensure that future generations will have a cleaner world in which to live."

Under this new agreement with Wayne, Penn.-based Community Energy Inc., a wind energy marketer and developer, Shawnee Peak will qualify as an Environmental Protection Agency Green Power Leader, the company adds.


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