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LETTER: Beaver Dam needs people, businesses for energy cause

LETTER: Beaver Dam needs people, businesses for energy cause

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Beaver Dam needs people, businesses for energy cause

Many people don’t know that Beaver Dam is committed to being an “Energy Independent City.” It will get 35% of its electricity from renewable resources by 2025. Witness the solar panels on city hall, the waste water treatment plant bio-digester, and the new solar array nearby.

That is really something to brag about! Let’s put it on a big banner across Front Street: “Energy Independent City: 35% by 2025” because It will show everyone that our city cares about the environment and a sustainable future for our children.

It also saves money! Being a green city will attract young families and sustainable businesses, so we all benefit.

Why not make that a city-wide goal? Focus on Energy offers solar panel rebates, or you can sign up online for Alliant Energy’s Second Nature renewable energy program for your home.

The carbon footprint of burning coal/natural gas to create electricity worsens global warming continuously. Following scientific guidelines, we really need 50% renewable energy by 2030, and a commitment to 100%, like Dane County.

The Making Beaver Dam Sustainable group is looking for Sustainability Champions to recognize businesses or citizens committed to energy independence and sustainability. Please send recommendations and questions to

Archan Sramek, Beaver Dam

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