Nick Hylla will discuss opportunities in renewable energy at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 28, at the Waupaca Area Public Library.
Executive director of the Midwest Renewable Energy Association, Hylla’s organization will celebrate its 25th annual MREA Energy Fair this year in Custer.
“Wisconsin is leading the nation in the development of ‘cow power,’ with biodigesters improving in both performance and cost,” according to Hylla, “The country’s largest investment firms are making significant investments in renewable energy both here and abroad.”
Businesses, including Wal-Mart, Walgreen’s and Kohl’s, are leading commercial investors in solar power.
The installed price of a solar electric system has fallen by 60 percent in the last three years. Over the last two years, the U.S. has installed more solar and wind power than any other electricity-generating technology, even more than natural gas.
Hylla’s presentation will focus on the market conditions for renewable energy, with a focus on solar, and the opportunities for homes, businesses, communities and electric utilities in central Wisconsin.
Hylla has a master’s degree in natural resource management and has worked for the Charles Darwin Foundation, the Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education and the Wisconsin Forest Resources Education Alliance. He also serves as board chair of the non-profit organization Farmshed, working to strengthen the local food economy in central Wisconsin.
Hosted by Winchester Academy and sponsored by T-Dubs Public House, Hylla’s program is free and open to the public.
Program expenses are funded through sponsors and tax-deductible donations.
For more information about Winchester Academy, visit winchesteracademywaupaca.org or contact Executive Director Ann Buerger Linden at 715-258-2927 or firstname.lastname@example.org.