In recent years, Kenosha County has developed an interest in implementing strategies to increase energy conservation. It became an Energy Independent Community in 2009 with the adoption of a “25×25” resolution (a goal to adapt to using 25% of renewable energy sources by the year 2025).
Since then, Kenosha County has been a successful recipient of a State Energy Office Planning and Implementing Clean Energy Investments in Wisconsin Communities Grant between January and June 2014 in which grant funding assisted in successfully establishing a baseline of energy using EPA Energy Star Portfolio Manager. Currently Kenosha County is executing a second SEO grant-funded project to improve lighting energy efficiency and infrastructure performance.
Kenosha County UW-Extension CNRED educator, Amy Greil, has been facilitating the Kenosha County Energy Team for the past year and has seen a team turn into a capable, coordinated and effective countywide initiative. At the same time, she has had an interest in developing scholarship around municipal energy planning and municipal sustainability.
View this presentation to learn about Kenosha County Energy Team’s Transformational Education