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A bright future for Wood County?

From WAOW.com, November 21, 2019. WOOD COUNTY, Wis. (WAOW) — A new solar array at a Wood County park is the latest move in what officials said could be a very lucrative future for taxpayers. The county received gold recognition from SolSmart, an organization funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. Wood County Board Chair […]

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Here’s where we should put our renewables to get the biggest carbon benefit

From Fast Company, November 12, 2019. There’s no doubt that the world needs more renewable energy infrastructure. Clean energy options like solar panels and wind turbines help both the environment, by reducing carbon emissions, and our personal health, by decreasing harmful air pollution. But with limited financial resources to invest into renewables, it pays to […]

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Mid-State brings electric vehicle charging to all campuses

From the Wisconsin Rapids City Times, November 3, 2019. WISCONSIN RAPIDS – Free electric vehicle charging is now available to the public at all Mid-State Technical College campuses in Adams, Marshfield, Stevens Point, and Wisconsin Rapids. Each electrical vehicle charging station is the first in its community. Read the article.

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WHAT IS WISCONSIN’S ENERGY STRATEGY?

From the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Videos of October 4, 2019 conference What’s Wisconsin’s Energy Strategy? Conference agenda https://thompsoncenter.wisc.edu/what-is-wisconsins-energy-strategy/ Part 1 https://wiseye.org/2019/10/04/the-tommy-g-thompson-center-what-is-wisconsins-energy-strategy-part-1/ Part 2 https://wiseye.org/2019/10/04/the-tommy-g-thompson-center-what-is-wisconsins-energy-strategy-part-2/ Part 3 https://wiseye.org/2019/10/04/the-tommy-g-thompson-center-what-is-wisconsins-energy-strategy-part-3/

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From the Rooftops, Big Box Stores Are Embracing Solar

From the New York Times, October 7, 2019. Target and Walmart are trying to out-green each other in proving to customers they are environmentally responsible businesses. Target’s famous bull’s-eye is so cosmically linked with the brand that it’s hard to imagine the retail behemoth ever messing with the logo’s red color. But over the past […]

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Wood County Executive Committee approves funding for Nepco Lake project

From the Wisconsin Rapids City Times, October 6, 2019. WISCONSIN RAPIDS – The Wood County Executive Committee approved the funding for a solar array at Nepco Lake, during their Oct. 1 meeting. The proposal was originally brought forward by the Renewable & Sustainable Committee in September, but the project was kicked back to the Highway […]

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Proposed solar project could bring money to Saratoga and Wood County

From the Wisconsin Rapids Tribune, September 26, 2019. SARATOGA – A proposal to build a solar plant in the community could mean the town and county will share $600,000 a year in extra income. Savion, a Kansas-based company that develops solar energy projects, is proposing a 150-megawatt solar energy plant on Saratoga land owned by […]

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How dairy’s quest for clean energy spread across Wisconsin

From the Wisconsin State Journal, August 10, 2019. As Wisconsin’s largest-ever solar project comes online this summer, the multi-site, multi-state partnership behind the development offers a potential model for how organizations can band together to meet clean energy goals. The Butter Solar Project consists of 32 megawatts installed at 10 locations feeding into 13 municipal […]

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Wisconsin Tribes Plan Green Updates With Help Of Department Of Energy Grants

From Wisconsin Public Radio, August 9, 2019. Two Native American tribes in Wisconsin are receiving federal grants for renewable energy projects that tribe members say will help reduce costs and lead to energy independence. The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in Odanah and the Forest County Potawatomi Community in Crandon are two of […]

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