MADISON, Wis. - Effective problem solving in 2019 requires innovative partnerships and nontraditional collaboration.
It's about using all of our civic assets and bypassing dysfunctional federal and state governments. The recently announced partnership between Madison Gas and Electric and the City of Middleton and Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District is a great example.
The problem is climate change and smart energy use. It's a big issue requiring a lot of actions, big and small. MG&E and Middleton city and schools sought and received approval for a large solar project near Middleton's Morey Airfield.
Energy from the renewable solar array will serve both the school district and the city with the rest going to MG&E's Shared Solar program.
It's smart, it's efficient and it skirts Republican elected officials who get campaign support for pretending climate science is wrong. That's being in the solution business, something in which politicians at the state and federal level have no interest.
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