In 2017, Dane County was one of the first local governments to join “We Are Still In”, an alliance committed to the Paris Climate Agreement carbon reduction goal.
Dane County has continues to work towards the goal to be carbon-free by 2050. Partnering with local business, agriculture, and municipalities, Dane County is committed to developing initiatives that not only reduce our climate impact, but also provide new employment and revenue opportunities for our rural and urban communities.
Dane County has installed a system at its landfill that converts landfill biogas to renewable natural gas (RNG). The first of its kind in the nation, a $28 million facility is estimated to generate enough revenue from the facility to payback the cost of the project in just a few years.
One of the largest solar projects in Wisconsin will be located on 57 acres at the Dane County Regional Airport. More than 20,000 solar panels will generate 9 megawatts of renewable electricity ?— enough to meet 25% of the energy used by all county-owned facilities.
The Dane County OECC has created a white paper on green infrastructure. The paper describes various kinds of green infrastructure options and highlights innovative projects across the Midwest and around the world.
Recent flooding has had a major impact on our communities, causing millions of dollars of damage. Climate change will bring more frequent severe storms, meaning such events will become more common. Find out what steps Dane County is taking to mitigate flood risk.
A collaboration of volunteers working to ensure that the needs and interests of underserved communities, both rural and urban, are considered in the implementation of the Dane Climate Action Plan.
Did you know that Dane County is a leader in Wisconsin when it comes to publicly-owned solar installations? These projects provide clean energy jobs while significanlty reducing carbon dioxide emissions.