Wisconsin Proposing 10% Renewable Electricity Requirement

wisc.jpgJoining the ranks of states like California, the Wisconsin senate has overwhelmingly passed a bill that requires 10% of electricity generated in the state to come from renewable sources by 2015. [article here] The bill, if passed by the state assembly, would generate billions in (mostly) wind-power projects for the local economy as well as take preasure off existing fossil fuel based generators. It’s especially refreshing to see this kind of leadership coming to fruition in the nation’s heartland – and also that it’s been an enthusiastic, bi-partisan effort.

Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of TriplePundit.com

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Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He was instrumental in the creation of TreeHugger.com, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years as well as an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.