Send a message of THANKS to Gov. Tony Evers and Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes for their leadership in climate action

You can see the final recommendations of the Governor’s Climate Change Task Force here. https://climatechange.wi.gov/Documents/Final%20Report/USCA-WisconsinTaskForceonClimateChange_20201207-LowRes.pdf

Wisconsin Conservation Voters are proud to be a part of this process and especially proud of people like you who added your voice to the overwhelming chorus that Wisconsin needs to adopt a bold and equitable climate change plan. Wisconsin needs to transition from fossil fuels and invest in clean energy technologies and practices. We also must acknowledge some communities are bearing a disproportionate burden from the impacts of climate change and should be prioritized in any transition to clean energy. We are committed to working with Gov. Evers, Lt. Gov. Barnes, state legislators, and local governments to implement these policies. We are counting on you to lend your voice and energy to getting these policies enacted as well.  We are especially excited about:

  • Establishing a carbon reduction goal for utilities of net carbon emissions 100 percent below 2005 levels by 2050. This is in line with what other Midwest states are committing to, and many utilities have already made this commitment as well. We believe that the state and local governments will be working to adopt policies that will allow us to meet this critical goal sooner if we make a firm commitment to it now.
  • Increasing the Focus on Energy program from 1.2 percent to 2.4 percent of operating revenues, which results in an annual program budget increase of approximately $100 million. The Focus on Energy Program helps businesses and residential energy customers reduce their energy use through energy efficiency and conservation programs and products. The cheapest, cleanest energy is that which you never have to generate.
  • Creating an Office of Environmental Justice. The impacts of climate change pollution fall unfairly on communities of color. Wisconsin should assess the health impacts of our current energy use for all our communities and ensure future policies and investments do not leave any community behind.
  • Increasing resources to local governments who are leading the charge on clean energy development and carbon reduction goals in Wisconsin.

 

Please take a moment to thank Gov. Evers and Lt. Governor Barnes for their leadership on this issue here. https://secure.everyaction.com/8REDh7bmq0q65_8snKCalw2?

  And we'll watch to see how these policies get enacted.


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