.DDust from an MG&E storage area downtown.
MG&E has a bigger impact on the environment than any other private organization in Madison. Besides issues of air pollution and climate change, MG&E has a huge impact on the lakes. The three power plants in town* have enormous thirst, together using about as much water as the Madison Water Utility. The Cogen Plant (west campus) alone uses about 80 million gallons a year drawn from Lake Mendota.