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Wisconsin Proposing 10% Renewable Electricity Requirement

| Wednesday February 22nd, 2006 | 4 Comments

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.


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  • LoneTree

    On Wisconsin! I wish it were higher, but I’ll take any reasonable increase.

  • Anonymous

    I hope this spreads elsewhere

  • http://www.treehugger.com/files/2006/02/wisconsin_propo.php Treehugger

    Wisconsin Proposes 10% Renewable Electricity Bill

    The Wisconsin senate has passed a bill that requires 10% of the electricity generated in the state to come from renewable sources by 2015. The bill is now headed to the state Legislature. It is designed, in large part, to reduce Wisconsin’s dependence…

  • http://www.treatmentcenters.org/wisconsin albertjames

    The advanced renewable tariff proposal has two elements: (1) a requirement on utilities to offer advanced renewable tariffs to qualifying generators within their service territories; and (2) a set of goals for increasing the contribution of distributed renewable generation to a utility’s system mix. Suggested goals are 2% by 2020 and 3% by 2025.
    Wisconsin Treatment Centers