My utility bill's always higher this time of year, for a simple reason: Frigid New York winters require cranked heat and longer, hotter showers.
So I'd expect an Antarctic research station to have a crazy utility bill. Instead, Belgium's Princess Elisabeth Station, which was inaugurated earlier this week, is the first zero-emission research station and yep, it's down by the South Pole. How the heck do they heat the place? With a crapload of solar panels and wind turbines.
I wish these guys would do some research at my freezing apartment.
Hit the jump for some awesome photos of the station being constructed.via design spotter