Madison adopts plan to cut carbon emissions 80 percent by 2050

Madison adopts plan to cut carbon emissions 80 percent by 2050

Madison’s City Council adopted an ambitious energy plan at its meeting on Tuesday June 7, with only one no vote from the 20-member council.

The plan commits the city to reduce its carbon emissions by 80 percent by 2050, reduce overall energy consumption by half by 2030, and get a quarter of its electricity, heating and transportation energy from clean sources by 2025.

Mitch Brey, campaign organizer of the group RePower Madison, described the plan as an important step in creating clean energy policies and programs in the city. He noted that some aspects of the plan are already enshrined in city or state policy, but the new plan calls for new resources or action to help fulfill those goals.

Read the full story here from Midwest Energy News, June 8, 2016