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To commemorate Earth Day and recognize the growing role of renewable energy in the world, MONOPOLY plans to feature "Wind Energy" and "Solar Energy" as the utilities in the upcoming MONOPOLY Here & Now: The World Edition game. The new utilities will replace the "Water Works" and "Electric Company" spaces that traditionally appear on the game board.

"When creating this first-ever worldwide MONOPOLY game board, we reviewed all elements of the game to ensure that it reflects today's global perspective," explains Phil Jackson, group executive for Hasbro Games. "This included the utility property spaces. In a nod to the efforts of countries worldwide to increase the effectiveness and availability of renewable energy sources, we decided to feature solar energy and wind energy on the game board."

The new MONOPOLY Here & Now: The World Edition will be available in stores around the world this autumn.

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