DUE DATE EXTENDED - Planning and Implementation Clean Energy Investments in Wisconsin Communities
The Wisconsin State Energy Office is pleased to launch a request for proposals for eligible applicants interested in the following areas of interest:
1) Energy Independent Planning Grants; and,
2) Implementation Grants for Energy Independent Communities.
Application guidelines can be found here.
All applications are due by 05:00 PM CDT August 11, 2014. Any questions regarding this RFP should be submitted to email@example.com.
Diesel Truck Idling Reduction Program
The Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) administers a grant program to reduce diesel truck idling emissions. The program is designed to assist common, contract and private motor carriers in the purchase and installation of idling reduction technologies.
Motor carriers are eligible to receive up to 50% reimbursement for the purchase and installation of idling reduction equipment. The program’s primary goals are to help Wisconsin motor carriers reduce air pollution emissions and fuel consumption. DOA will award Wisconsin motor carriers $1 million in cost sharing benefits.
The application cycle (July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015) is now OPEN. If you wish to receive updates on funding and events, please subscribe to our listserv by clicking on Fuels & Vehicles, then go to Diesel Grant Program to enter your email address.
Contact Jean Beckwith at Jean.Beckwith@wisconsin.gov or call (608) 261-2517 if you have any questions.
Vernon Electric Cooperative Brings Community Solar to Western Wisconsin
The members of Vernon Electric Cooperative (VEC) are reaping the benefit of solar power, without having to purchase, install or maintain solar panels on their roofs through Wisconsin’s first fully energized community solar farm.
Located just outside the administrative offices of VEC, the 1,001 panel installation, with a 305 KW capacity, sparkles in the sunlight amidst green grass, blue skies and yellow dandelions. Nearby over the next hill, is another solar installation–this one with a 517 KW capacity—installed by Dairyland Power Cooperative (DPC), the generation utility for many of Wisconsin’s electric cooperatives.Read more here ...
Gundersen Health System's Educational Programs
Gundersen Health System, a previous WI SEO grant recipient, is providing leadership for the healthcare industry to demonstrate that "green" is a healthy, socially responsible and economically beneficial strategy. Having nearly reached its goal of meeting 100 percent of its energy needs in 2014 through the utilization of energy efficiency and renewable energy measures, Gundersen Health system intends to share some of what it has learned throughout this journey in upcoming educational programs. To view these programs click here.
AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Report for Wisconsin
The AAA's Fuel Gauge Report is updated daily and is the mostcomprehensive retail gasoline survey available. Click here to view today's prices.