Madison surpasses reduction goal for carbon emissions
Wisconsin State Journal
Madison and a coalition of community partners have far surpassed a clean energy goal of reducing carbon emissions city wide by 100,000 tons over four years, Mayor Dave Cieslewicz announced Wednesday.
The coalition, known as MPower, includes Madison Gas & Electric, UW-Madison, Sustain Dane, UW-Extension and others, and documented eliminating 324,443 metric tons of carbon monoxide since the initiative was launched in 2007, Cieslewicz said in a statement.
The goal was surpassed by the purchase of green power alone through MG&E's Green Power Tomorrow program.
The city also cut emissions through energy efficiency and lighting upgrades to facilities, adding 24 hybrid buses to the Metro Transit fleet, installing solar hot water systems on fire stations and other projects.
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