Alternative Energy

Alternative Energy

Use of alternative energy helps reduce air pollution and also helps reduce our dependence on foreign oil.  Alternative energy sources include natural gas, biodiesel, geothermal, solar and wind.

GMIA Shuttle
Milwaukee County is converting its fleet of diesel-fueled passenger shuttles at GMIA to cleaner burning natural gas fueled buses.
War Memorial Center 
A geothermal system helps cool the War Memorial museum in the summer.


Milwaukee County

Define Alternative Energy

Alternative energy is a term used for an energy source that is an alternative to using fossil fuels. Generally, it indicates energies that are non-traditional and have less environmental impact when compared to fossil fuels.

Alternative Energy Facts

Wisconsin retail electricity producers are required to provide 10 % of their electricity from renewable sources by 2015.

Geothermal heat pumps use 25% to 50% less electricity than conventional heating or cooling systems.

Midwest Airlines now airconditions its passenger jets stationed at gates at Mitchell Airport via an electric source, saving about a million gallons of jet fuel annually. 



Alternative Energy Links

Types of alternative energy

Biodiesel fuel

Alternative fuel vehicles

Training courses