Wisconsin
WisconsinWisconsin is a top 10 producer of ethanol,1
Source:
U.S. Energy Information Administration, February 2015
http://1.usa.gov/1ylD515
has plenty of renewable resources to take advantage of, and features a slew of policies meant to encourage clean energy generation. Transitioning to renewables is crucial for a state that sends $840 million out-of-state every year in order to import coal.2
Source:
Union of Concerned Scientists, August 2014
http://bit.ly/1zBUqpw


Wisconsin has all the pieces in place to rapidly ramp up its wind deployment. Although wind energy only makes up 2.4% of the state’s electricity portfolio, the state has enough wind resources to meet 400% of its current energy needs. Plus, Wisconsin has 26 manufacturing facilities that create wind turbine components, the second-most in the country.3
Source:
American Wind Energy Association
http://bit.ly/1xHVyKH


The home of the Green Bay Packers has plenty of pro-renewable policies, including a renewable portfolio standard mandates that the state get 10% of its electricity from renewables by the end of this year. That’s not much, but it also mandates that each utility keep its portion of renewables from falling below 2015 levels.4
Source:
DSIRE, October 2014
http://bit.ly/1G1iFkl
The state also features some tax incentives for renewables and requires that state utilities spend a certain amount of revenue on renewable energy and energy efficiency each year.5
Source:
American Council On Renewable Energy, October 2013
http://bit.ly/1HUpRRr


Learn more about energy in Wisconsin with ACORE’s Renewable Energy in the 50 States.


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