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Lake Tahoe Resort to Be First in U.S. to Run Just on Renewables

  • Squaw Valley plans for all electricity to be clean by year-end
  • Liberty Utilities to provide mostly solar power at same cost
Snowboarders walk to a run at the Alpine Meadows Ski Resort in Alpine Meadows, Calif. in 2010.

Photographer: Rich Pedroncelli/AP Photo

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Come next winter, skiing at two Lake Tahoe resorts won’t drive up emissions that threaten to melt the industry’s future.

Squaw Valley Ski Corp. plans to source all its electricity from solar and other renewable sources as soon as December. That would make the company, which owns two resorts in California, the first ski operator in the U.S. to power its operations without fossil fuels, President Andy Wirth said in an interview.