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Wisconsin colleges get into alternative energy

The front page of the Marquette Tribune from Thursday has a good round-up of alternative energy at university campuses across the country, including Wisconsin colleges that get between 8 and 24 percent of their energy from renewable sources like wind turbines, solar panels and biomass.
George Stone, a professor of natural sciences at Milwaukee Area Technical College, told the paper that the schools are looking at alternative energy sources because of the increasing cost of other energy prices, energy security and the ever-present climate change.
What’s really inspiring here is that this story takes a national look at alternative energy and is written by a staff writer, that is, a regional newspaper in Milwaukee is putting resources (and front page real estate) into alternative energy. This is one more sign that green energy is becoming more popular and is being taken seriously across the country. [Source: Marquette Tribune]

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