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Mount Abram, Greenwood Maine Ski Lodge, Eliminates Fossil Fuels In Winter Heating

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GREENWOOD, Maine -- Mount Abram in Greenwood is going all green to heat its ski lodge.

The western Maine ski resort is using locally produced wood pellets, and no fossil fuels, to warm up its lodge.

Mount Abram has taken delivery of a wood-pellet boiler that will heat the 5,500-square-foot base lodge using wood pellets delivered from a local distribution center. It means Mount Abram will no longer require 12,000 gallons of No. 2 heating oil per year to heat its lodge.

Mount Abram says the new boiler is the first installed at a ski area by Maine Energy Systems, the renewable heating company founded by Les Otten in 2008. Otten is a former Maine gubernatorial candidate who's also been involved in Maine's ski industry.

Mount Abram plans to open for the season Dec. 17.

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