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The Eiffel Tower Goes Green

Paris’s most iconic landmark gets a new, eco-friendly addition.

The Eiffel Tower, built in 1889, was created with the sole intention of acting as the entrance to the 1889 World’s Fair, meant to last only a few years. Paris’s most iconic landmark has seen various additions and decorations for holidays and events in its 126 year life span, but it’s latest renovation is a new symbolic and practical addition. Last week, Urban Green Energy, a renewable energy firm, installed two wind turbines near the second level of the tower within the metal scaffolding. The turbines will produce 10,000 kilowatts per hours, enough to offset all the electricity used on the first floor, which includes restaurants, a souvenir shop, and historical exhibits, in a given year.

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Sponsored Post: How Corporations are Harnessing the Power of Renewable Energy

Many of the world's largest businesses are looking into new ways to offset their carbon emissions.

This post is in partnership with UPS

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The Perfect People to Repair Wind Turbines? Rock Climbers

When wind turbines need maintenance or repairs, you want people who are comfortable working 300 feet above ground, hanging from a rope.

Wind power has skyrocked in the United States over the past decade. Since 2000, we've gone from about 2,500 megawatts of installed capacity to more than 40,000. That means a lot more turbines, and when those turbines need maintenance or repairs, you want people who are comfortable working 300 feet above ground, hanging from a rope. Rock climbers are perfect for the job.

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