Energy usage in Rochester ranks high in state

ROCHESTER, Minn. – When it comes to using energy, Rochester ranks pretty high in the state of Minnesota.

On Monday, members of the city council were given a recent study that showed Rochester ranked in the top three among 20 Minnesota cities when it comes to energy usage. Most of the use comes from bigger buildings, like in the downtown area. Members will now be looking at ways to cut the energy usage and save the tax payers some money. “The more efficient we become and the more we can use resources such as wind, solar, and other things, the better off we are. If that means installation of buildings to help us reduce our need for these different products out there like the oils, that’s good,” City Council Member Mark Bilderback said.

Bilderback said the council will meet when the energy commission comes back with their ideas.

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