June 2015

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Post 17 in a series. When Green Turns Brown is an examination of a small town’s digester-energy project, in which Whitewater, Wisconsin would import other cities’ waste, claiming that the result would be both profitable and green. Month after month, in the first half of 2014, after behind-the-scenes discussions in 2013, vendor Trane presented to

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Post 17 in a series. When Green Turns Brown is an examination of a small town’s digester-energy project, in which Whitewater, Wisconsin would import other cities’ waste, claiming that the result would be both profitable and green. Whitewater’s had a series of small meetings with designated groups, and two meetings with invitations to the public,

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Post 16 in a series. When Green Turns Brown is an examination of a small town’s digester-energy project, in which Whitewater, Wisconsin would import other cities’ waste, claiming that the result would be both profitable and green. Independent Third Party from John Adams on Vimeo. To see the direction a project takes, and the momentum

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Post 15 in a series. When Green Turns Brown is an examination of a small town’s digester-energy project, in which Whitewater, Wisconsin would import other cities’ waste, claiming that the result would be both profitable and green. A Wastewater Plant Update from John Adams on Vimeo. By 5.20.14, vendor Trane had a contract to plan

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Post 14 in a series. When Green Turns Brown is an examination of a small town’s digester-energy project, in which Whitewater, Wisconsin would import other cities’ waste, claiming that the result would be both profitable and green. 2014 Borrowing Projects for Whitewater from John Adams on Vimeo. Recap: Trane received both a contract for a

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Post 13 in a series. When Green Turns Brown is an examination of a small town’s digester-energy project, in which Whitewater, Wisconsin would import other cities’ waste, claiming that the result would be both profitable and green. Trane's Third Presentation on an Energy-Savings Contract from John Adams on Vimeo. Recap: On 2.20.14, and again on

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Post 12 in a series. When Green Turns Brown is an examination of a small town’s digester-energy project, in which Whitewater, Wisconsin would import other cities’ waste, claiming that the result would be both profitable and green. Trane's Second Presentation on an Energy-Savings Contract from John Adams on Vimeo. Recap: On 11.5.13, city officials in

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Post 11┬áin a series. This is series about a proposed digester energy project for Whitewater, one that would rely on importing other cities’ unwanted waste into Whitewater for processing. A series like this is only indirectly about general wastewater upgrades, at whatever price. It’s about waste importation, and officials’ claims that importation would be clean

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Post 10 in a series. Trane Presents an Energy-Savings Contract from John Adams on Vimeo. Recap: On 11.5.13, city officials in Whitewater met privately with three construction or engineering vendors (Trane, Black & Veatch, Donohue) and at least one major waste-hauler to discuss importing waste from other cities into Whitewater for a digester energy project.