Wednesday 29 April 2020

Dane County to achieve 100% renewable energy with new climate action plan

Dane County to achieve 100% renewable energy with new climate action plan

Dane County in the US state of Wisconsin has released a new climate action plan to cut 50% of the county's greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

The local government has also announced a purchase of land, located in East Madison to develop the 'largest' municipal-owned renewable energy project in the state, which it says would make the county's energy use 100% renewable.

The renewable electricity is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an amount equivalent to the emissions produced by more than 5,000 cars or the burning of 14,000 tonnes of coal per year.

Joe Parisi, County Executive, said: "We cannot wait for the federal government, we must lead the effort at the local level and do our part to address the climate crisis. Dane County is proud to be a renewable energy leader in Wisconsin, taking bold steps to demonstrate that a climate-resilient and carbon-free future is within our reach.

"We have given our all to developing clean, responsible energy and offsetting fossil fuel use in county government with our ultimate goal of being able to lead by example and bring the rest of our community into this journey with us."

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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