Wisconsin and Dane County’s future energy sources could involve natural gas and cow manure, according to experts who spoke at a nonpartisan forum, part of a series of events seeking to create a conversation between both sides of the political aisle.
Erin Roth, executive director of the Wisconsin/Minnesota Petroleum Council, and Rep. Brett Hulsey (D-Madison) discussed the future of energy in the county. Reach Out Wisconsin, which will celebrate its second year anniversary next month, hosted the forum as a way to discuss an issue from multiple political perspectives.
Roth said the country’s reserves of both oil and natural gas will last for more than a hundred years. He also noted that natural gas burns cleaner than oil and is better for the environment.
“Natural gas offers a lot of hope for the future,” Roth said. “Compressed natural gas, certainly with fleets, will offer an opportunity say for rental car facilities, taxi cabs.”