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.

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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.

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