Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle Seeks to Move State Climate and Jobs Bill
The state plan, which is under discussion in the legislature, seeks a 22 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions within 12 years. The reduction is achieved through a major upsizing of Wisconsin’s existent renewable portfolio standard, demands for cleaner car fuels and incentives for residents who produce their own power.
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The bill would mandate that 25 percent of energy be generated from renewable sources – including wind, solar and biomass – by 2025. The state’s current goal is 10 percent by 2015, and at the end of 2008, Wisconsin was just less than 5 percent.
Watch Gov. Doyle discuss the economic development benefits of climate action at a Georgetown Climate Center event during the U.N. Conference on Climate Change.