Monopoly game gets hip to renewable energy
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Refuse to play Monopoly because you fear Electric Company sources its power from coal? Fear not! Game-maker Hasbro is updating everyone’s favorite interminable game, and in the Here and Now: World Edition, Water Works and Electric Company will be replaced with Wind Energy and Solar Energy. It’s “a nod to the efforts of countries worldwide to increase the effectiveness and availability of renewable energy sources,” says Phil Jackson (the Hasbro executive, not the basketball coach). So Rich Uncle Pennybags doesn’t need water anymore, huh? Says the chair of the Atlantic Canada Water Works Association, “It just goes to show you that people take us for granted.” He’ll feel better once he lands on Free Parking.