$1.5 Billion Star Trek Theme Park in Jordan to Run on Green Energy


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Beam Me Up, Abdullah
You can file this one under "slightly off-beat". Not only because it's a $1.5 billion Star Trek theme park that runs at least in part on "green energy", but because it's going to be in Jordan. I'm not sure if the local trekky population can commercially support such a thing, or if worldwide trekkies will make the trip (too bad teleportation isn't ready for prime time). Oh well, I suppose having King Abdullah of Jordan as a backer of the project and big fan of the show should be enough to make it get off the ground. According to HME: "The themed entertainment destination will also serve as a model for "green energy," incorporating state-of-the-art renewable technologies throughout the facility, and hosting a "future" pavilion where businesses, students and attendees can learn about alternative energy sources ranging from solar and wind energy to greywater harvesting." Via HotelierMiddleEast, Inhabitat. See also: Think Big! Arizona Solar Tower 2X Taller Than the Empire State Building Will Produce 200 Megawatts

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