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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Doyle stops in Wausau, pushes for Clean Energy Bill

From a story on WSAW-TV (Wausau):

Governor Jim Doyle is pushing for a clean energy bill to pass, and making his case in North Central Wisconsin.

He spoke at the Wausau business incubator today.

"This is where Wisconsin is going -- and when you invest in green energy - this is the kind of new energy you should be investing in," says Governor Jim Doyle.

Governor Doyle supports the 'Clean Energy Jobs Act," to make sure local clean energy businesses will be first in line to succeed.

"China is currently making greater investments in green energy than all of the United States and all of Europe. The world is moving rapidly in this direction and Wisconsin can't just sit back watch it happen," says the Governor.

The Governor says the energy bill would require the state to use renewable sources for 20 percent of its energy by 2020 and 25 percent by 2025.

He says this will reduce our need to rely on other states for things like coal and oil.

And he hopes it will add about 15,000 jobs to the Badger State.

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