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Sierra Club debates future of carbon-free energy

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Whether you believe or not that fossil fuels are hastening climate change, you still might save money on energy by switching to sources other than coal and oil. 

The Sierra Club of the Coulee Region uses that as one argument supporting the concept of 100 percent freedom from fossil fuels.

At 10:30 a.m. Saturday at La Crosse’s South Branch Library, the club hosts a discussion about a carbon-free future for energy use.

Cathy Van Maren from the Sierra Club says cheaper energy also could benefit farming and other businesses important to America. 

Van Maren argues that Wisconsin spends too much money on buying fuels from out of state.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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