Other environmental efforts
Fargo was the only city in North Dakota to be awarded the Clean Renewable Energy Bonds that North Dakota's Congressional Delegation helped establish. They allow cities to market energy bonds to businesses that can use the federal income tax credit to encourage more community-owned electricity development projects. Fargo used the bonds for its methane capture project at the landfill.
The Fargo Commission recently approved a land-lease agreement near Oriska for property that could house a wind turbine that the city would use to generate electricity for sale. Clean Renewable Energy Bonds could be used to finance this project.
Mayor Walaker is part of Mayors for Climate Protection, a group of more than 400 mayors in 43 states taking action on global warming. You can learn more about this group on the mayor's Web site.
The city also has a Renewable Energy and Conservation Committee, whose mission is "to pursue, plan and implement policies and/or programs that will foster conservation, utilize and develop renewable resources, and protect the environment."