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New Report: Solar Capacity in Wisconsin Grew 17% in 2013

Today, Wisconsin Environment Research & Policy Center released a new report: Lighting the Way: The Ten States that Helped Drive America’s Solar Energy Boom in 2013,  showing strong solar growth across the nation including a 17% increase in Wisconsin in 2013.   The report emphasizes that it is not availability of sunlight that makes states solar leaders, but the degree to which state and local governments have created effective public policy to help capture the virtually unlimited and pollution-free energy from the sun.

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Lighting the Way

Solar energy is on the rise. Over the course of the last decade, the amount of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity in the United States has increased more than 120-fold, from 97 megawatts in 2003 to more than 12,000 megawatts at the end of 2013. In the first quarter of 2014, solar energy accounted for 74 percent of all the new electric generation capacity installed in the United States.

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2,793,000 Pounds of Toxic Chemicals Dumped into Wisconsin’s Waterways

Madison, WI--Industrial facilities dumped 2,793,000 pounds of toxic chemicals into Wisconsin’s waterways in 2012, according to a new report by Wisconsin Environment Research & Policy Center. The “Wasting Our Waters” report comes as the Environmental Protection Agency considers a new rule to restore Clean Water Act protections to thousands of waterways in Wisconsin and across the nation.

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Report | Wisconsin Environment Research & Policy Center

Wasting Our Waterways

Industrial facilities continue to dump millions of pounds of toxic chemicals into America’s rivers, streams, lakes and ocean waters each year – threatening both the environment and human health. According to the U.S.

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New Report: Highlights Solar Energy in Milwaukee and Other Major U.S. Cities

Today, Wisconsin Environment was joined at [X solar home in the Riverwest neighborhood of Milwaukee] by Alderman Nik Kovac, Milwaukee Shines, and [X solar homeowner], to release a new report, “Shining Cities: At the Forefront of America’s Solar Energy Revolution.” The report provides a first-of-its-kind comparative look at the growth of solar power in major American cities. 

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