Two-sided green: Conservative group promotes renewable energy as good for business

During the past decade, Gundersen Health System has tapped the sun, the wind, trees and even cow manure to heat about 2.6 million square feet of hospitals and clinics, earning a reputation as a national leader in environmental stewardship.

But the La Crosse-based health care organization’s quest to shrink its carbon footprint last year resulted in more than $4 million in cost savings. Jeff Rich, who heads Gundersen’s energy initiative, calls it a “two-sided green” strategy: saving the environment and saving money...

...Coenen is executive director of the Wisconsin Conservative Energy Forum, a new nonprofit organization seeking to convince policy makers on the right that moving Wisconsin toward renewable energy will stimulate economic growth, lower electricity costs and enhance national security — while also benefiting the environment....

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Ken Notes: This has been my message for 8 years now. We need to return Wisconsin to a leadership role environmentally as well as developmentally.



- - Volume: 6 - WEEK: 25 Date: 6/18/2018 8:25:16 AM -