Power Switch

Project Milwaukee
12:49 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Panelists Weigh in on Wisconsin's Green Energy Future - Will It Exist?

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich and panelists Gary Radloff and Deborah Erwin
Cynthia Hoffman

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich moderates a panel discussion on the state of green energy in Wisconsin as part of our "Project Milwaukee: Power Switch" series.

All week we’ve been airing a special series, Project Milwaukee: Power Switch, which has been exploring the promise and reality of green energy in Wisconsin.

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Project Milwaukee
1:00 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Homeowners Plunge into Green Living

Nine solar panels on the front of Paula Papanek's Bay View home; three more toward the back

Homeowners have asked how they can reduce their carbon footprint. So we visited a few people who’ve taken a deep give into green living, and they shared their experiences.

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Project Milwaukee
1:00 am
Fri June 14, 2013

The Ups and Downs of the Ethanol Industry

Palmyra farmer Bob Oleson says ethanol has been a boon for Wisconsin’s corn growers
Credit Ann-Elise Henzl

A few years back, some people in Wisconsin banked big time on corn.

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Project Milwaukee
7:17 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Designer: Green Building the Way of the Future

Retrofitting old homes to be more energy efficient can make homeowners better stewards of the energy they use.
Credit CERTs/Flickr

Lake Effect's Dan Harmon interviews green-certified professional home builder Matt Krier.

Green building is picking up energy.

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Project Milwaukee
11:32 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Dominican Nuns Work to Inspire Sustainable Living

Sister Janet Weyker strolls the Eco-Justice Center grounds. The greenhouse behind her was funded through a grant. That's how much of the center's renewable and green projects have come to life.

Sister Janet Weyker has more than a peripheral interest in renewable energy. The Racine Dominican nun runs a facility dedicated to “eco-justice”.

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