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La Crosse and Xcel agree to work together on “Energy Future” plans



Xcel Energy and the city of La Crosse have signed an agreement to work together on clean energy goals for the area.

Karl Hoesly, the president of the power company’s Wisconsin branch, joined La Crosse Mayor Mitch Reynolds at City Hall on Friday for a signing ceremony. Early this year, the city passed a climate action plan, setting future dates for reducing emissions of greenhouse gas and becoming a carbon-neutral community.

Karl Hoesly of Xcel Energy speaks at La Crosse City Hall on Aug. 11th, 2023

Reynolds calls the agreement an excellent example of government and private business collaborating on sustainability. Hoesly says Xcel has worked with La Crosse for many years on projects such as switching the city mass transit system to all-electric buses.

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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  1. Walden

    August 11, 2023 at 11:33 pm

    Mayor Tone Deaf.

  2. Carol Herlitzka

    August 12, 2023 at 1:45 pm

    I suppose they will raise the 3% they charge us, to pay for the people that can’t pay there bills.. Little did I know we the people are responsible for that!!! Who would have guessed?? Kinda like the liberals, don’t ask just take…

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