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UP city leaders learn about energy improvements


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MICHAEL LARSON, of Michigan Energy Options, explains how older buildings can be made more energy efficient by using modern light bulbs and other improvements during the Michigan Municipal League's Upper Peninsula Education Summit Friday morning at the Ironwood Memorial Building.

IRONWOOD - City officials gathered again at the Ironwood Memorial Building Friday morning to learn about energy options available in the Upper Peninsula on the second day of the U.P. Education Summit hosted by the Michigan Municipal League.

Michael Larson, of Michigan Energy Options, said renewable options, like solar and wind, are more cost-efficient and more people are using them. But he said the problem is that the sun doesn't always shine and the wind doesn't always blow.

Typically, he said buildings in the U.P. are more than 50 years old and have "immense opportunity" to become more...

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