Mayor on Mpower

Mayor Dave Cieslewicz, joined by community leaders, set a goal for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the Madison area. Under this cooperative private-public-not-for-profit campaign, the City of Madison and its initial partners Madison Gas and Electric (MGE), University of Wisconsin, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, Dane County United, Citizens Utility Board, RENEW Wisconsin, Clean Wisconsin, Sierra Club, Madison Area Clean Energy Coalition, and Sustain Dane will seek to reduce citywide emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) by 100,000 tons by 2011.

"Global climate change affects all of us, and it is up to all of us to do our part to address this issue," said Mayor Cieslewicz. "This partnership will help make Madison a leader in showing how local communities can lead the way forward in protecting our environment for future generations."

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