Forest Service signs up for Cow Power

RUTLAND The U.S. Forest Service, seeking to reduce its environmental impact, has enrolled its Rutland headquarters in CVPS Cow Power, the nations first manure-based farm-to-consumer energy program. We work hard to improve the environment every day, so its natural that wed want to lessen our environmental impact through Cow Power, said Forest Supervisor Meg Mitchell. As we looked at ways to reduce the impact of our energy usage, enrolling in CVPS Cow Power had a great impact. We are supporting a working landscape, helping to improve water quality and removing methane from the atmosphere. Central Vermont Public Service President Bob Young praised the Forest Service, which will pay approximately $2,100 more for electricity per year due to its enrollment. The funds, paid through a 4-cent premium on 25 percent of the Forest Services electrical usage, will go to farm-producers who supply renewable energy, other renewable products, or incentives to help more farms get into the energy business.

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