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Milwaukee libraries install solar panels to fight climate change

NOW: Milwaukee libraries install solar panels to fight climate change

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee's libraries are doing their part in the fight against climate change.

New solar panels have been installed at three library branches.

The panels will provide one-third of the libraries' energy needs. 

Mayor Tom Barrett renewed the city's commitment to fight climate change at the Tippecanoe Branch Wednesday morning.

He says these solar panels are just one piece of Milwaukee's green energy push.

"We have to act boldly; we have to form strong collaborations between government, utilities, and the private sector to speed up the transition," Mayor Barrett said." The city of Milwaukee is committed to doing that."

Barrett also announced the return of the Solar Group Buy Program. It gives homeowners and businesses access to special financing for solar panel installation.

A seminar on the program is scheduled for Saturday, June 15 at 2 p.m. at the East Branch. 

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