Refuel Wisconsin with wood energy webinars scheduled for March

Two free webinars will provide the basics about using wood energy for heating. Topics covered include different types of wood fuels, wood burning appliances, the economics and available financial assistance to help offset the cost of converting to wood. Anyone who is interested in learning more about renewable energy, and specifically wood energy, will benefit.

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New online resource supports sustainable energy use

State Energy Office and UW-Extension team up on information clearinghouse for local governments, business, energy providers Contact Sherrie Gruder, 262-0398, gruder@engr.wisc.edu Madison, Wis.—Wisconsin communities have a new resource to boost their efforts to become more energy-efficient. A website launched by Energy On Wisconsin, a partnership between the Wisconsin State Energy Office and UW-Extension, is designed […]

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UW-Extension, State Energy Office join forces to improve Wisconsin’s energy efficiency

State is one of only 3 to receive federal grant that aims to help local economies; spur jobs Contact: Sherrie Gruder, UW-Extension Sustainable Design Specialist, 262-0398, gruder@engr.wisc.edu Megan Levy, Community Relations Specialist, State Energy Office, (608) 266-5054, Megan.Levy@wisconsin.gov Madison, Wis.–Wisconsin was one of only three states recently awarded a State Energy Extension Partnership (SEEP) grant […]

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Energy recovery from cheese plants

Franco Milani UW-Extension Food Scientist Department of Food Science, Center for Dairy Research UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (608) 890-2640 (608) 262-3046 milani@wisc.edu Now you can squeeze fuel out of cheese whey! Franco Milani explains how. Time – 2:46 minutes 0:18 – Squeezing energy from cheese whey 1:15 – How energy extraction works […]

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Heating season is here

Scott Sanford UW-Extension Rural Energy Program Outreach Specialist Department of Biological Systems Engineering UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences sasanford@wisc.edu (608) 262-5062 Scott Sanford provides tips on how to save on energy costs. 2:58 – Total time 0:22 – Reducing heating costs 0:51 – Best returns for energy investments 2:15 – Where to get […]

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New step-by-step guide to municipal energy planning available

Contact: Andrew Dane, 715-726-7950, andrew.dane@ces.uwex.edu Wisconsin municipalities-cities, town, villages and counties-have a new tool in their efforts to conserve energy along with public dollars. “Municipal Energy Planning: An Energy Efficiency Workbook,” created by the University of Wisconsin-Extension Sustainability and Energy Conservation team, was developed for elected officials, administrators and municipal staff who are trying to […]

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