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City Buildings in River Falls Wisconsin, Go Green as of January 1, with 100% Renewable Energy

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On January first and after years of effort to cut dependence on fossil fuel use, River Falls Wisconsin “flipped a switch” to power all city buildings with 100% renewable energy.  This arguably makes the college town of 15.000 one of the most environmentally friendly US cities.  

City Buildings going green as of January 1, 2020 include City Hall, the Public Library, Public Works Garage, Wastewater Treatment Plant, Public Safety Building, Ambulance and the town’s Glen Park Pool.

According to Mike Noreen, the city’s Conservation and Energy Coordinator, the positive energy reduction spirit is pervasive.  And the city is getting attention for its efforts.  In 2016, River Falls won an award for Continued Excellence, beating out 2,000 other cities and towns.  According to a 2018 US Department of Energy Report, River falls has the third-highest rate of green-pricing program participation in the country.  The other cities are in Oregon and California.  

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