Two Maine Ski Areas Announce Wind Purchases

Earlier this week, Sugarloaf/USA and Sunday River joined the list of ski areas that have decided to offset their electricity usage with wind power. The resorts will purchase a total of 30 million kilowatt hours of energy credits from Constellation NewEnergy. The agreement will make the ski areas the largest purchaser and consumer of wind power in New England, and effectively reduce CO2 emissions by an estimated 41 million pounds.