Madison commits to renewable energy

The Madison Common Council formally approved an agreement committing the city to 100% clean, renewable energy across all sectors — electricity, heating, and transportation. Madison is the first and largest Wisconsin city to do so, according to the Sierra Club.

The council voted to allocate $250,000 to develop a plan by January 18, 2018 for city operations to achieve goals of 100% renewable energy and net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, including target dates, interim milestones, and budget estimates for the transition.