MGE energy workshop draws community leaders

MGE energy workshop draws community leaders

Some of Madison’s best known movers and shakers — as well as dozens of less prominent advocates for the area’s diverse interest groups — converged on Monona Terrace on a recent Tuesday evening to talk about energy.

The Community Energy Workshop, organized by Madison Gas & Electric (MGE), drew participants ranging from Downtown Madison Inc. President Susan Schmitz to James Tye, executive director of the Clean Lakes Alliance, to Kaleem Caire, former CEO of the Urban League of Greater Madison and now founder and CEO of One City Early Learning Centers.

About 200 people were convened “to give Madison a way to look into the future,” said Don Edwards, CEO of Justice & Sustainability Associates (JSA), the Washington, D.C., consultant firm MGE hired to guide its yearlong effort to hear from the public.

Even before the three hours of discussions began, participants came prepared to give MGE an earful.

Read the full story here from Wisconsin State Journal, April 20, 2016