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Madison receives state grant to buy 20 electric vehicles

From The Cap Times, March 6, 2019. With financial partnership from the Wisconsin State Office of Energy and Madison Gas and Electric, the city of Madison announced this Tuesday it will purchase 20 additional electric vehicles by 2020 and charging stations. Read the article.

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Regulators approve $255 million wind farm for Alliant Energy

From the Wisconsin State Journal, December 14, 2018. From the Wisconsin regulators gave Alliant Energy approval Thursday to build a 150-megawatt wind farm in northern Iowa that the utility says will help meet its renewable energy goals while saving customers money. With a cost of about $255 million, the Kossuth Wind Project is expected to […]

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Platte River Power to go 100% zero-carbon by 2030

From PV Magazine, December 7, 2018. The Colorado generation co-op has one-upped Xcel Energy, as the 100% renewable energy movement grows even in the energy industry. However, there are some sticky caveats. For years, 100% renewable energy was a visionary idea, not a concrete goal in public policy. And it certainly was not the aim […]

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Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Cheese

From Energy on Wisconsin, October 2018. Emmi Roth, a Swiss specialty cheese producer with a plant in Platteville, WI, installed over 1,600 solar panels on the roof of their Wisconsin facility. The installation, by Eagle Point Solar of Dubuque, IA will supply 15 percent of their annual electric use while lowering their environmental footprint by […]

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City of Beaver Dam Solar – a Halloween Treat

From Energy on Wisconsin, October 2018. Beaver Dam’s city hall plus fire department building is all decked out in 308 solar panels for Halloween (photo below). For the City, this 105 kW solar system is a sweet treat of $62,000 of Focus on Energy RECIP grant dollars plus another $158,000 in financing by private parties […]

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Hospitals Take Aim At ‘The Greatest Health Threat Of The 21st Century’

From Huffpost, September 17, 2018. Health systems comprising more than 17,000 facilities worldwide are pledging to slash their carbon emissions. One of the larger themes at this week’s massive Global Climate Action Summit taking place in San Francisco is the relationship between climate change and human health. “Health is the best way to relate to […]

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La Crosse Mayor Tim Kabat launches Home Energy Challenge

From the LaCrosse Tribune, September 17, 2018. It took about two weeks into Casey and Sonja Meehan’s first winter at their State Street house for them to decide to do something about the insulation situation in the attic. “We hadn’t been here a full winter, but it was freezing upstairs,” Casey said. Of course, that […]

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Kaiser Permanente Purchases Renewable Energy, Aims for Carbon Neutrality

From Environmental Leader, September 13, 2018. Kaiser Permanente signed an agreement this week with NextEra Energy Resources to purchase 180 megawatts of solar and wind generation as well as battery storage capacity. The deal is expected to help the largest nonprofit integrated health care system in the United States reach its goal of being carbon […]

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A renewable energy revolution

From the Isthmus, September 9, 2018. The winds of change are suddenly blowing across Wisconsin, long a state that stood opposed to clean energy. Under Gov. Scott Walker, Wisconsin has been a fiefdom of fossil fuel, as I’ve previously written, and more dependent on coal power than all but nine states. But that’s about to […]

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Greener growth could add $26 trillion to world economy by 2030: study

From Thomson Reuters Foundation News, September 5, 2018. OSLO/LONDON, Sept 5 (Reuters) – Strong action to combat climate change could cumulatively add at least $26 trillion to the world economy by 2030, according to a study on Wednesday which seeks to dispel fears that a shift from fossil fuels will undermine growth. President Donald Trump, […]

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