Cows to fuel Middlebury College green energy initiative

By the Associated Press, via The Sacramento Bee.

MIDDLEBURY, VT.   Cows are going to fuel Middlebury College's effort to reduce its carbon footprint.

Middlebury announced it's contracting with a 2,200-acre farm with 900 cows that plans to turn waste into gas to provide energy.

David Provost, an executive vice president, says the project will allow Middlebury to further reduce dependence on carbon-based fuels.

The project is currently in the permitting phase.