News Release | Wisconsin Environment

Gov. Tony Evers sets Wisconsin’s sights on 100% carbon-free electricity by 2050

Gov. Tony Evers announced Friday a goal of eliminating carbon-based electricity in Wisconsin by 2050. To meet that goal, Evers’ signed an executive order that creates the Office of Sustainability and Clean Energy, which will help coordinate stakeholders across the state, including local governments, utilities and businesses.

News Release | Wisconsin Environment

Trump administration’s replacement to Clean Power Plan sends U.S. in the wrong direction on climate change

The Trump administration announced today its rule to replace the Clean Power Plan, which was put into place in 2015. The Clean Power Plan was set to cut carbon pollution from the electric power sector by 32 percent by 2030. At a time when even steeper cuts are necessary to avert the worst impacts of climate change, this new replacement plan is expected to slow the power sector’s transition to clean, renewable energy and could lead to an increase in emissions from nearly 30 percent of coal plants.

News Release | Wisconsin Environment

Wisconsin Environment helps citizens take charge of energy use for Energy Efficiency Day

Wisconsin Environment is releasing a new guide to help Americans conserve energy and reduce wasted energy in their homes and businesses. Published on Energy Efficiency Day, with colder autumn and winter months looming, the energy-saving measures proposed by Environment America’s It’s Time to Take Charge:A Citizens’ Guide to Reducing Energy Waste can help tackle our national energy waste problem.

Report | Wisconsin Environment

Shining Cities 2018: How Smart Local Policies Are Expanding Solar Power in America

Solar power is expanding rapidly. The United States now has over 53 gigawatts (GW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity installed – enough to power 10.1 million homes and 26 times as much capacity as was installed at the end of 2010.[1] Hundreds of thousands of Americans have invested in solar energy and millions more are ready to join them.

Report | Wisconsin Environment Research and Policy Center

Renewables on the Rise

Clean energy is sweeping across America, and is poised for further dramatic growth in the years ahead.