U.S. Rep. Ron Kind continued his "Energy Tour" of western Wisconsin today with a visit to Energy Concepts, Inc. of Hudson. With our nation searching for solutions to the energy crisis, Rep. Kind has spent the August work period visiting businesses right here in western Wisconsin who are at the forefront of alternative and renewable energy. These businesses are already engaged in moving our country toward energy independence, and the technologies being developed and utilized in Wisconsin could very well act as a model for our energy future as a nation.
"Wisconsin companies like Energy Concepts have the type of forward-thinking we need to employ on the national level," U.S. Rep. Kind said. "The technology already exists to harness the endless amounts of wind and sun, and research shows that our abundant supplies of natural gas could quite possibly be a viable, less expensive, and most importantly domestic fuel that will power our vehicles in the future. We know that the cure for our addiction to oil is not more oil. What we need now is the federal investment to enhance our energy infrastructure and bring these new, clean energies to market."
Energy Concepts, Inc. is a Hudson renewable energy business that uses a combination of professional engineering, certified contracting, and cutting-edge renewable energy technologies to find sustainable energy solutions for homes and businesses. They have completed a number of projects that have brought renewable energy technologies like solar to schools, homes, and businesses in the area.
"Renewable sources of energy represent the future for America: wind, solar and geo-thermal are all clean, safe, reliable and made in the USA," said Craig Tarr, founder of Energy Concepts, Inc. "Ruining our environment, transferring wealth to the Middle East, exposing ourselves to energy shocks and supply disruptions are making us less secure, more dependent and less able to cope with tomorrow's challenges. We possess today the technology, know-how and creativity to choose a different path. Energy Concepts is proud to be working on energy solutions that create good jobs, invest in our communities, and build a future without fossil fuels, carbon emissions or dependence on others."
During Rep. Kind's Energy Tour he has visited companies utilizing geothermal technologies and biofuels, and learned more about the development of an electric car and different sustainability initiatives in western Wisconsin. He will continue the Energy Tour throughout the fall.