Saturday, October 07, 2006

Frisco Buys Wind Power

The Town of Frisco signed an agreement which will reduce carbon dioxide pollution in the atmosphere by about 5.8 million pounds - the equivalent of taking 170 cars off the road or planting 257 mature trees each year.

The reduction will take place during the next three years as the town offsets 100 percent of its electricity use with 1,400,000 kilowatt hours of wind energy credits, according to a town press release.

"Frisco is being an environmental leader and choosing wind power allows us to make a tangible and meaningful difference," said Town Manager Michael Penny in the release.

The agreement is with Renewable Choice Energy, a Boulder-based wind power provider that also supplies Whole Foods Market, Kettle Foods, the Town of Vail and Vail Resorts, Inc.

Frisco is the latest to join the High Country Conservation Center's Wind 100 Challenge. Individuals or businesses looking to join the challenge, a grassroots effort to promote clean energy use in Summit County, can sign up online at or by contacting the High Country Conservation Center.

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