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Dane County Office of Energy & Climate Change

Dane Climate Stories

Wherever you are in Dane County you're likely to see progress on climate change. Folks are doing innovative things to reduce emissions and increase prosperity  in every corner of the county. 

                 Students with solar electric panel

Students Lead Efforts to Get Solar on Schools

In 2017, a coalition of students and staff at Madison West High School launched a campaign to install solar panels on the school’s roof. This group, West Green Club, created an adopt-a-panel program in which individuals and organizations could adopt and name a solar panel with a $500 donation. 

Front of hospital

Geothermal Pays Off for Edgerton Hospital

What really puts Edgerton Hospital on the map as a pioneer in green building is the fact that it’s the first hospital in the State of Wisconsin, as well as the first critical access hospital in the United States, to be built using geothermal heating and cooling.

                  Biosolar on Milwaukee Public Library

Sustainability at Henry Vilas Zoo

The polar bear has become, to some extent, the poster child of climate change impacts.   The loss of arctic sea ice is making it increasingly difficult for polar bears to find and capture their primary prey -- seals.

                   Car charging in garage

MGE Partners on Electric Transportation

MGE partners to electrify transportation, working with residential, and commercial and fleet customers, both public and private.

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