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Wisconsin must embrace green energy

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AUSTIN BELKE
June 4, 2012
This is among commentaries submitted to The Gazette from students at Janesville’s Craig and Parker high schools who did field studies in either Washington, D.C., or Madison in Advanced Placement U.S. government courses taught by Joe Van Rooy.

Renewable energy is something that needs to happen sometime in the near future. If we don’t act now, we will be powerless once all of the focal fuels are gone.


It is true. Renewable energy is the key to making the future more green with energy while saving costs.


“We also look for different ways to use energy in different locations throughout Wisconsin,” said Holly O’Higgins from Wisconsin State Energy.


Wisconsin is known for farming and cows. There are ways in which we can take cow manure and turn methane that comes off it into fuels that will provide energy to that farm. They have tons of over in Germany, and Wisconsin is getting its first “manure digester.”


If Wisconsin allows more of these in, the state’s farmers will save so much money on energy and put it into upgrades on the farm. We can’t be using focal fuels. This is the future, and the future needs change. The change is to use energy that won’t put a hole in our pockets and that will make our Earth greener.



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