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Mpowering madison


The Mpowering Madison Campaign asks the community to reduce green house gas emissions (CO2) by 100,000 tons by 2011 and for the City of Madison to reduce green house gas emissions by 25% or 15,000 tons of CO2 by 2011.  Partners for this project include:  City of Madison, Madison Gas and Electric, University of Wisconsin, Dane County United, Citizens Utility Board, RENEW Wisconsin, Clean Wisconsin, Sierra Club, Madison Area Clean Energy Coalition, and Sustain Dane.

When people sign up for the Mpower Challenge they agree to increase their use of renewable energy, decrease energy consumption through conservation and efficiency, and take alternative modes of transportation.

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Meeting the Mpowering Madison Goal:  Use More Renewable Energy

Starting in January 2008, Madison Gas and Electric will be greatly expanding its renewable energy green-pricing program for customers.  The challenge is for residents and businesses to purchase this renewable energy.  When fully subscribed the program would eliminate 40,000 tons of CO2 from the community.  The City of Madison is already taking advantage of this program and hopes to increase the amount of renewable electricity it purchases in 2009 and beyond.

The City of Madison will also be able to increase the number of solar systems installed in the City.  In 2008, the City of Madison has $100,000 to build renewable energy systems in the City.  The City also plans on signing-up to the MGE buy-back program.  This new Madison Gas and Electric program will pay $0.25khw for the electricity the renewable system generates.  This is a large increase from the usual $0.10khw.

Meeting the Mpowering Madison Goal:  Increase Energy Efficiency

Residents and businesses can increase energy efficiency and conservations efforts through participation in Madison Gas and Electric's Green Power Tomorrow Program.  The goal is for 5,000 residents and businesses to sign up and increase their use of energy efficient lighting and appliances.  This could save 15,000 tons of CO2.