Madison looks to run city operations on 100 percent renewables

Madison looks to run city operations on 100 percent renewables

“Our ultimate goal is to run all city operations on 100 percent renewable energy so we aren’t contributing to global warming anymore,” says Bradley Campbell, a member of the Sustainable Madison Committee. “We are going to be part of the solution, not part of the problem.”

On Feb. 28, the Common Council will consider spending $250,000 for a consultant to propose options on how to reach this ambitious goal. Campbell says sourcing the city’s electricity needs from 100 percent renewable, carbon-neutral energy is possible by 2022.

“It’s not definite. But it is realistic that we could get there within the next five years. That’s why we need to bring in a consultant to look at all the details on how to execute it,” says Campbell. “A hundred percent renewable electricity is within our grasp.”

Ald. Zach Wood, also a member of the Sustainable Madison Committee, expects the council to approve the resolution. He says his fellow council members have expressed “nothing but optimism” toward the plan.

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