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Friday, June 6, 2014

Clean Energy Could Create More Jobs in Wisconsin

This article published by Kenosha News highlights opportunities for job creation in Wisconsin in the renewable energy industry and features quotes from RENEW Wisconsin's Tyler Huebner.


There could be more jobs for Wisconsin in clean energy

Published by Steve Lund of Kenosha News on 6/4/2014

The president’s announcement Monday about the Clean Power Plan should be good for renewable energy in Wisconsin over the long term, but don’t expect a wind farm project in Kenosha County any time soon.

In the president’s plan, the Environmental Protection Agency would require states to reduce carbon emissions from existing coal-burning and gas-burning power plants by 30 percent from their 2005 levels.

Solar power, wind power, bio fuels and other sources of electricity that don’t involve burning fossil fuels should benefit from the rules, as should efforts to conserve electricity.


“Between now and 2030, it should be very beneficial for energy efficiency and renewable energy,” said Tyler Huebner, executive director of Renew Wisconsin, a non-profit organization that advocates for renewable energy and represents businesses that create renewable energy.



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