Wisconsin's Clean Energy Manufacturing Revolving Loan Fund Now Accepting Applications
Wisconsin's CERLF is now targeting Wisconsin food and beverage manufacturers that seek to:
increase energy efficiency through the reduction of industrial or manufacturing facility use of fossil fuels,
eliminate or reduce waste products through conversion to feedstock for energy production, or
Private sector businesses are eligible for low-interest loans up to $1,000,000 from the CERLF. Applications are due December 8, 2014. Learn more here.
Natural Gas Price Risk: An Anomaly of Last Winter or a Warning for Wisconsin?
Please join us at this powerful, one-day conference to discuss the future of natural gas reliability, price, and risk in Wisconsin. Attendees will learn from natural gas experts about planning tools to manage price volatility and will gain insight about national, regional, and state changes in supply and demand that may influence natural gas reliability in Wisconsin over the next 2 to 5 years. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss their concerns and to identify the “next steps” that Wisconsin should take in order to ensure that natural gas is available, reliable, and reasonably priced to help existing businesses thrive and to attract new jobs to the state. The conference will be held on November 20, 2014 in Madison. Please see the overview and agenda details here. Deadline to register is November 14, 2014. For additional information, click here.
Vernon Electric Cooperative Brings Community Solar to Western Wisconsin
The members of Vernon Electric Cooperative (VEC) are reaping the benefit of solar power, without having to purchase, install or maintain solar panels on their roofs through Wisconsin’s first fully energized community solar farm.
Located just outside the administrative offices of VEC, the 1,001 panel installation, with a 305 KW capacity, sparkles in the sunlight amidst green grass, blue skies and yellow dandelions. Nearby over the next hill, is another solar installation–this one with a 517 KW capacity—installed by Dairyland Power Cooperative (DPC), the generation utility for many of Wisconsin’s electric cooperatives.Read more here ...
Gundersen Health System's Educational Programs
Gundersen Health System, a previous WI SEO grant recipient, is providing leadership for the healthcare industry to demonstrate that "green" is a healthy, socially responsible and economically beneficial strategy. Having nearly reached its goal of meeting 100 percent of its energy needs in 2014 through the utilization of energy efficiency and renewable energy measures, Gundersen Health system intends to share some of what it has learned throughout this journey in upcoming educational programs. To view these programs click here.
AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Report for Wisconsin
The AAA's Fuel Gauge Report is updated daily and is the mostcomprehensive retail gasoline survey available. Click here to view today's prices.