Dane County is committed to clean energy

July 31, 2017


David Mason, vice president of Mead & Hunt, talks about the energy efficiency of the Airfield Maintenance Building at the Dane County Regional Airport. The 58,800-square-foot facility includes dozens of solar panels installed on the roof. Also pictured are Dane County Executive Joe Parisi, left, and Brad Livingston, airport director. (photo courtesy of BARRY ADAMS — State Journal)

Dane County has committed to using 100 percent renewable electricity by 2035.

It didn’t make front-page news, but the Dane County Board just passed a resolution to join hundreds of other cities, counties and states committed to immediate climate action.

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We’ve already acted by establishing a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing program to promote the use of renewable energy in commercial development and building renovations.

The County Board also has supported the state’s largest municipal-owned solar installation at the Dane County Regional Airport, supplying 50 percent of electricity for the airport’s maintenance facility.

READ MORE in this guest column by Dane County Supervisor Miles in the Wisconsin State Journal