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Eau Claire's biogas generator. Photo courtesy of the City of Eau Claire.

As major population centers and consumption hubs, cities are well positioned to lead in understanding energy demands, planning for future growth, and deve

How local leaders are preparing to face Wisconsin’s greatest climate challenges


Renewable energy is an under-developed opportunity for Wisconsin, given that only


The St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity Eco-Village Project is a great example of what low- to moderate-income housing can become in the rapidly emerging solar economy.


Long before many of his colleagues, John Vrieze saw the need for a carbon neutral dairy operation. The founder and owner of Emerald Dairy in St.


SC Johnson, headquartered in Racine, Wisconsin, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of products for household cleaning as well as for home storage, air care, pest control, and shoe care.


Five years ago, the City of Monona (Dane County) passed a resolution committing itself to greatly expand its own use of renewable energy by 2025.


In February 2012, the City of Milwaukee commissioned its first wind turbine, making use of the Lake Michigan shoreline’s untapped wind resources to offset energy needs at the city’s Port Administration building and return surplus energy

What does the path look like for Wisconsin? Conservation, efficiency, renewables, smart transportation systems, and other strategies can help reduce our carbon footprint and green our energy sources. Where are the big opportunities in Wisconsin?

Jeff Thompson of Gundersen Health

At the 2013 Academy-hosted Innovators Showcase in Milwaukee, Gundersen Health System CEO Jeff Thompson discusses how to balance an extremely successful hospital with the social, environmental, and economic impact of delivering care to patients and their families.

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