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Madison Bike Week is Here! - 6/4/2024

With warm weather finally here, now is the perfect time to bring out your bike! June 1st-8th is Madison Bike Week, with many events and resources happening to celebrate and raise awareness around bicycle commuting.

Many Thanks to County Executive Parisi - 5/2/2024

I remember the first time I heard County Executive Joe Parisi do a talk. It was at an environmental fair at a church on the west side of Madison, in 2017 or 2018.

Embracing Solar Across Dane County - 4/16/2024

In recognition of our leadership on solar energy, Dane County, Wisconsin achieved SolSmart Platinum designation. Dane County is the first county government in the nation to earn the prestigious SolSmart Platinum designation.

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Electric Vehicle Instant Rebates Now Available - 4/1/2024

Electric vehicles (EVs) are more popular than ever, with the number of Wisconsin registrations growing each year.

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Youth Leadership in Waunakee - 2/23/2024

My name is Isak Drangstveit, I’m a senior at Waunakee Community High School and a co-leader of the Dane County Youth Environmental Committee (DCYEC).

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Kate's Internship Reflection - 1/18/2024

As I reflect on my time with the Dane County Office of Energy and Climate Change (OECC), I can’t help but think about my first physical day on the job; I dressed in outdoor attire and wore gardening gloves at a tree planting event

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2023 Reflections - 1/1/2024

As 2024 begins, now is a good time to reflect on what we have accomplished and where we need to focus our energy next.

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Empowering Youth Around Climate Action - 11/20/2023

This last Saturday more than 120 high school students, college students, and even a few eighth graders gathered to talk about the climate crisis.

Our Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality - 10/2/2023

Almost eighteen months ago we awarded the contract for Dane County’s Comprehensive Energy Assessment to HGA, a national engineering and design firm with offices in Middleton.

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Happy Birthday IRA - 8/31/2023

The Office of Energy & Climate Change had the opportunity to join some of our friends and allies to celebrate the first anniversary of the Inflation Reduction Act.