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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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California wants 100% clean power by 2045. Wishful thinking?

From the San Francisco Chronicle, September 3, 2018. In the past decade, California has tripled its use of renewable power, raising wind turbines above hills and plugging vast fields of solar panels into the grid. That may have been the easy part. California legislators now want the state to get 100 percent of its electricity […]

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Minnesota Could Reap $30 Billion Driving on Electricity

From Renewable Energy World, August 27, 2018. What would happen if millions of Minnesotans ditched gasoline and started to drive on cleaner, cheaper electricity? A new report from MJ Bradley & Associates answers that question, demonstrating that Minnesota could realize upwards of $30 billion in avoided expenditures on gasoline and maintenance, reduced utility bills, and […]

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Cost of New E.P.A. Coal Rules: Up to 1,400 More Deaths a Year

From the New York Times, August 21, 2018. WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has hailed its overhaul of federal pollution restrictions on coal-burning power plants as creating new jobs, eliminating burdensome government regulations and ending what President Trump has long described as a “war on coal.” The administration’s own analysis, however, revealed on Tuesday that […]

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Bulk Of Clean Energy Jobs In Wisconsin Are In Construction Or Manufacturing

From Wisconsin Public Radio, August 17, 2018. A report on clean energy say 2.5 percent of Wisconsin’s workforce has jobs that involve renewable energy or efficiency. The bulk of those jobs are in construction or manufacturing and are concentrated in Milwaukee, Dane and Waukesha counties but are found in all of the state’s 72 counties. […]

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Tim O’Brien Homes gears up for construction in zero-energy neighborhood

From Milwaukee Business Journal, July 10, 2018. Pewaukee-based Tim O’Brien Homes will start home construction this fall within Red Fox Crossing in New Berlin, believed to be Wisconsin’s first zero-energy neighborhood, according to the company. The neighborhood consists of 34 home sites, of which less than 25 are still available. The builder is holding a […]

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Gundersen Sparta Clinic honored with ‘green’ award

From News8000.com, June 29, 2018. SPARTA, Wis. (WKBT) – The Gundersen Sparta Clinic is recognized for their sustainability practices. According to a news release, the clinic was one of the organizations recently honored at the U.S. Green Building Council Wisconsin (USGBC Wisconsin) Transformation Leadership Awards, which highlights those that champion sustainable practices. “The Transformation Awards […]

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H&H Energy Services Use PACE Financing to “Go Solar” and Reduce Energy Costs

From Renew Wisconsin, June 28, 2018. The H&H Energy Services building located at 818 Post Road in Madison is the latest Wisconsin business to benefit from commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing available through PACE Wisconsin. H&H Energy Services plan to offset the majority of their warehouse’s electrical use by installing roof upgrades, a […]

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Wisconsin Clean Cities Members Displace 32M Gallons of Petroleum in a Year

From NGT News, June 27, 2018. Wisconsin Clean Cities members displaced more than 32 million gallons of petroleum in 2017, the Milwaukee-based nonprofit has announced. Wisconsin Clean Cities – one of nearly 100 U.S. Department of Energy Clean Cities coalitions – partners with public, private and nonprofit sectors to reduce dependence on imported oil in […]

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Wisconsin college readies largest rooftop solar array in state

From MoneyWatch, June 20, 2018. In New York or California, $1 million can get you a middle-of-the-road house in a trendy part of town. At Wisconsin’s Madison College, that could just about pay your electric bill for a year. The community college, which has about 37,000 students, spends about $1 million every year to power […]

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