Wisconsin

Rerouting Line 5 and the Ongoing Decommissioning Battle

The Great Lakes ecosystem is a vital network of freshwater bodies for those in and outside of the Midwest, which supports 21% of the world’s freshwater supply and home to over 3,500 unique flora and fauna. Bordered by both Lake...

Pandemic Alters Plans, but does not Prevent Wisconsin from Progressive Climate Action

The newly created Wisconsin Office of Sustainability and Clean Energy and associated Climate Change Task Force are working to establish climate policy and promote state level change. Since COVID-19 spread across the country, public comments and listening sessions have gone...

Wisconsin considers the social cost of carbon

On January 21st, Wisconsin Democrats introduced Bill 766 in the Assembly, which requires utilities to assess the social cost of carbon when assessing new projects. While this is not a direct price on carbon that utilities have to pay, it...

Wisconsin Aims to Fully Decarbonize Electricity by 2050

On August 16th, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers (D) signed an executive order calling for the state’s energy usage to be 100% carbon free by 2050, making Wisconsin the first state in the Midwest with a 100% clean electricity commitment. It...