Energy


To Be Human

  Like a ripe Touch-Me-Not seed capsule just waiting for a finger to trigger the pop that sends it's precious cargo out into the world, mornings burst with the promise of exploration, new discoveries and grand inventions.  If you don't believe me just watch any young child jump out of bed with a head full of grand ideas, or an aging, retired guy about to head out for his morning walk in the country.  Lord only knows what discoveries might be waiting out there. This delight in novelty and new challenges is what has brought us from our shaky, beginnings in ...

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Concerns about exploration drilling at the Wausau-Reef gold deposit in Marathon County

The long known gold deposit 10-miles east of Wausau is being considered for a 450-foot deep open-pit gold mine. Although gold is in abundance and already stored in vast quantities in bank vaults and jewelry collections around the world, advocates for the project are claiming that the world needs more for the new “green economy”. This is an unsupported claim as the manufacturers of smart phones and computers confirm there are only trace amounts of gold in their products and they are moving away from the mineral. However, even the small amount of gold contained in a ...

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Wausau going big on solar energy should excite those who love nature

As a homeowner myself, there was something in their desire to preserve “hearth and home” that at first struck an empathetic chord.

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Savion to hold public hearing on solar project

Savion will host a public meeting to offer information on their ongoing efforts on the Saratoga Solar Project.

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Reimagine waste: Capturing and reusing carbon to build a better world

If something is not bigger, more expensive, shinier, full of greater functionality and more expensive, it is just not new enough, not good enough. This is a flawed perspective. 

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Think Outside the Oil Barrel

Many of the world's best scientists just released their latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, their thrust? To continue to rely on fossil fuels is to invite incalculable disaster. Considering the reputation past IPCC reports have earned as much too conservative this one is so alarming then that we ought to rush out with arms opened wide to embrace renewable energy and other sustainable technologies like electric cars. We should exuberantly grow our own food, gladly reduce the amount of meat in our diets and when possible buy locally sourced ...

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Solar Power Coming to Wausau

You can learn more about Solar Power for you. In October Solar Power Hour will be held in the Wausau Area. Learn how to save money with solar power. The program is well on its way to reaching the next benchmark of 100 kW, triggering a $.10 per watt ($1,000) rebate. Currently the average homeowner buying through the program will receive a $500 rebate, we need just 18 kW more to reach the program's second benchmark. Attend an upcoming Solar Power Hour to learn more about going solar! Grow Solar is a collaborative effort to make solar affordable for private home ...

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SAVE MONEY BY USING SOLAR POWER

SOLAR WISCONSIN GROUP BUY is just 18 kW away from hitting their second benchmark, triggering a $1,000 rebate for participants! The program is well on its way to reaching the next benchmark of 100 kW, triggering a $.10 per watt ($1,000) rebate. Currently the average homeowner buying through the program will receive a $500 rebate, we need just 18 kW more to reach the program's second benchmark. Attend an upcoming Solar Power Hour to learn more about going solar! Grow Solar is a collaborative effort to make solar affordable for private home owners as well as busine...

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SOLAR CENTRAL WISCONSIN

Grow Solar is a collaborative effort to make solar affordable for private home owners as well as businesses. Check out their website www.growsolar.org. You will find plenty of resources for municipalities, industry professionals and homeowners right here in central Wisconsin. Many installations already have been done on homes and businesses in these counties: Portage, Wood, Waupaca and Marathon. MREA (Midwest Renewable Energy Association) and Mid-State Technical College are leading this group buy program. You can attend a free Solar Power Hour and learn the ...

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SOLAR CENTRAL WISCONSIN

Home and business owners in Central Wisconsin are energized as the Central Wisconsin Solar Group Purchase Program began July 25 with a special presentation at the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA). The Solar Central Wisconsin program allows individual home and commercial property owners to access lower prices for solar installations through the power of volume purchasing. This program builds on the success of 2017’s Solar Central Wisconsin program, which led to 308 kW of solar on 46 properties, offsetting approximately 405,264 lbs of carbon dioxide in the ...

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