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The National Western Complex in Denver, Colorado, is best-known for hosting the National Western Stock Show & Rodeo, which takes place in January of each year. The complex is about to embark on a $1 billion overhaul, modernizing its facilities and adding new buildings to the complex — but with a unique twist: The sewer pipes transporting wastewater from the complex will be used to generate electricity. As a result, 2,600 metric tons of carbon dioxide will be kept out of the atmosphere each year. This week’s Climate Win looks at this practice with a hopeful eye on it becoming widespread in urban water grids across the world.