Wisconsin Adds Renewable Energy to State Policy

Goals and recommendations to increase the use of renewable energy resources is common good news lately, and Wisconsin is the most recent state to announce it’s own energy plan. Gov. Jim Doyle appointed a Task Force on Energy Efficiency and Renewables last year. Four sub-committees and almost one year later, they came back with a goal of increasing the state’s renewable energy use to 10 percent by 2010, and to 20 percent by 2015.

Madison, Wisconsin – July 22, 2004 [SolarAccess.com] Goals and recommendations to increase the use of renewable energy resources is common good news lately, and Wisconsin is the most recent state to announce it’s own energy plan. Gov. Jim Doyle appointed a Task Force on Energy Efficiency and Renewables last year. Four sub-committees and almost one year later, they came back with goals of increasing the renewable energy offered by utility companies to 10 percent by 2010, and including 20 percent renewable energy purchases in the state’s annual energy portfolio by 2015. “As we enter a building cycle in the state for electric infrastructure to meet growing energy demands, it is important to make energy efficiency and renewable energy sources part of our overall strategy,” Doyle said. “The Task Force is to be commended for developing a creative, consensus package to help reduce Wisconsin’s dependence on out-of-state fossil fuels, save ratepayers money, and protect the environment.” The task force would like to improve the state’s Focus on Energy efficiency programs as well by increasing the role of the Public Service Commission in setting targets and funding levels for energy efficiency. Energy building codes should be updated and improved, according to the recommendations, and rural energy initiatives should include wind generator and anaerobic digestors. A final report from the task force should be available in September.
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