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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Oconomowoc backs Doyle energy plan

A news brief from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

Oconomowoc - Oconomowoc has become the latest community in southeastern Wisconsin to adopt Gov. Jim Doyle's commitment for increased energy independence by 2025.

Aldermen passed a resolution Jan. 6 embracing Doyle's "25 by 25" plan, which means that 25% of the city's electricity and motor fuel supplies will come from renewable resources by the year 2025.

Oconomowoc city officials and civic leaders have created a special task force to promote greater use of wind energy, solar energy and other alternative resources.

The governor's office said 73 cities and counties have embraced the 25 by 25 commitment. Other than Oconomowoc, the only one in southeastern Wisconsin is Kenosha County.

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