Evers announces clean energy plan

Via WisPolitics.com:

Gov. Tony Evers announced a clean energy plan aiming to lower energy prices, increase energy independence and create new jobs.

Some of the proposals include: creating an Equity First Program to ensure people disproportionately affected by climate change can benefit from clean energy; launching a pilot project to consult with tribal nations on clean energy issues; and expanding community solar power projects.

The guv in a statement yesterday announcing the plan with the Office of Sustainability and Clean Energy said the plan would bring more money into the state to invest in clean energy.

“By expanding and speeding up production of cheaper, cleaner energy like wind and solar here in Wisconsin, we can keep our money here at home rather than relying on unpredictable markets often disrupted by foreign leaders and conflicts,” Evers said.

One of the goals under the plan is for the state to attain 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2050.

The four major objectives in the plan include:
*Speeding up the implementation of clean energy technology;
*Increasing energy efficiency;
*Updating buildings and industry; and
*Supporting the switch to electric vehicles.

The plan also includes recommendations for clean energy workforce development.

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