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Dane County Office of Energy & Climate Change

Climate Action Plan Progress

A rural farm scene in Dane County.

Our Climate Action Plan identifies a series of outcomes lead to significantly reducing emissions over the next decade. But having a plan is just the beginning. The heart of the challenge is acting on the goals outlined in the Climate Action Plan and in catalyzing action across the county to meet these ambitious goals.


Internal and External Climate Action Goals

Dane County has both goals associated with its internal operations and countywide emissions:

-Dane County facilities, fleet and land operations will be carbon neutral by 2030. 

-Countywide emissions will be cut in half by 2030. 


people standing in front of CNG snow plow

Internal Operations

Relative to our internal operations goal that county facilities, fleet and land operations be carbon neutral by 2030, we have already cut emissions by more than 60%. Much of this progress was tied to achieving 100% renewable offset electricity.

Madison Fire EV car

Countywide Emissions

On countywide emissions we are making more progress in some categories than others. Achieving our ambitious 2030 goals will require active collaboration from allies and partners across the county.