Energy Category Archive


  • New Conservative Group to Tout Value of Renewable Energy

    Scot Ross, director of the liberal group One Wisconsin Now, called the new forum a "Republican front group" that will "raid the state treasury for private companies."

    Associated Press, 12/13/2017
  • Scott Walker Reversals Piling Up As Presidential Bid Looms

    “Walker’s propensity for saying one thing while doing another and the subservience of principle to political expediency in order to advance his own ambitions has come to the fore,” the liberal One Wisconsin Now said after Walker’s reversal on ethanol policy.

    Wisconsin State Journal, 03/18/2016
  • Walker Halts State Work on Clean Power Plan

    Citing last week’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Monday ordered state agencies not to do any work to prepare for federal climate change regulations that would...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 02/15/2016
  • Brown Co. Needs to Lead Wind Turbine Study

    To his credit, Gov. Scott Walker included in his two-year budget proposal $250,000 to study this issue. Here was an opportunity to address an issue of importance to all state residents –...

    Green Bay Press-Gazette, 01/31/2016
  • Scott Walker, Legislature Altering Wisconsin’s Way of Protecting Natural Resources

    “Governor Walker believes it’s possible to protect our clean air, clean land, and clean water while enacting policies that improve our business climate and spur economic growth,” Walker spokeswoman Laurel Patrick said...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 10/04/2015
  • Scott Walker Blasts Clean Power Plan, Won’t Say If Climate Change Tied to Human Activity

    Gov. Scott Walker slammed President Barack Obama’s plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions at a rapid-fire Republican presidential candidate forum Monday… “Governor Walker believes facts have shown that there has not been...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 08/04/2015
  • Scott Walker’s Record on Environmental Issues

    When Gov. Scott Walker has taken action on environmental issues, it has been to the detriment of environmental protections and sustainability efforts.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/09/2015
  • Column: Will Scott Walker Flip-flop on Ethanol at Iowa Ag Summit?

    Just because he has a long-standing position on renewable fuel standards won’t stop him from saying whatever he thinks he needs to say now try to win an election.

    Capital Times, 03/09/2015
  • Flip Flop Alert: Will Walker’s Views on Ethanol ‘Evolve’ for Trip to Iowa Ag Summit?

    Just because he has a longstanding position on renewable fuel standards won’t stop him from saying whatever he thinks he needs to say now try to win an election.

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/06/2015
  • Walker Wants to End Funding for Renewable Energy program.

    “In an about-face from his first term, Gov. Scott Walker wants to eliminate funding for a University of Wisconsin-Madison renewable energy research center that has played a key role in helping land...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 02/28/2015
  • Walker Suing Federal Government Over EPA Limits on Carbon Emissions

    “Walker has been working to paint himself as a reformer who opposes big government since he won re-election to the governorship in November. He announced during his “state of the state” address...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 01/16/2015
  • Walker and the War Against Wind

    “Across the nation we are seeing a boom in the growth of wind power. According to Wind on the Wires, an advocacy group for the industry, in 2012 seven percent of the...

    Urban Milwaukee, 01/23/2014
  • Lost Opportunity for Investment in Wind Energy Under Walker

    “Only a few years ago, fighting global warming was a front burner topic among state policy makers. But the issue has been largely ignored in Wisconsin since 2010 with the collapse of...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 09/26/2013
  • Under Walker, Global Warming Takes Back Seat In Wisconsin

    “After an intense focus on climate change under Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle, Republican Gov. Scott Walker and the GOP-controlled Legislature have devoted little attention to such issues…Shortly after taking office in 2011,...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 09/26/2013
  • Has Wisconsin’s Proud Pro-environment Tradition Faded?

    The wind energy business in Wisconsin has also had a rough ride. A decade ago, the state was considered a leader, with the towering white turbines becoming a common sight on the...

    Capital Times, 04/17/2013
  • Wisconsin Lags in Wind Power Under Walker

    Until we get the policies corrected in this state, we’re going to see more wind-power jobs leave Wisconsin, said Jeff Anthony, director of business development for the American Wind Energy Association. “Getting...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 03/25/2013
  • Wind Siting Rules Still Stuck in Limbo

    Hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars in potential economic development are stuck in limbo as officials continue to argue over new wind siting rules.…Those rules were scheduled to go into effect...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 10/09/2011
  • Major Changes for Focus on Energy Program

    Focus on Energy, a statewide program that promotes energy efficiency, is in the midst of big changes: new management by an out-of-state corporation, suspension of a popular rebate program, and sharp funding...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 06/26/2011
  • Walker Approved Cuts to Focus on Energy of $340 Million Over Next Four years

    In the 2011-13 budget, Walker repealed current provisions that authorize the Public Service Commission to spend more than 1.2% of their annual operating revenues on energy efficiency and renewable resource programs, if...

    2011 WI Act 32, 06/26/2011
  • Walker Eliminated the Renewable Energy Grants and Loan Program

    2011 WI Act 32: In the budget, Walker eliminated the Renewable Grants and Loans Program which provides incentives for Wisconsin businesses to develop emerging technologies such as manure digesters and biofuels.

    2011 WI Act 32, 06/26/2011
  • Walker Eliminated the Office of Energy Independence

    2011 WI Act 32: In the budget, Walker eliminated the Office of Energy Independence, which as part of the Department of Commerce. The Office provided long term-planning and development of Wisconsin fuel,...

    2011 WI Act 32, 06/26/2011
  • Midwest Wind Energy Suspends Development Activity in Wisconsin

    In view of continued regulatory uncertainty in the State of Wisconsin a leading wind farm developer has announced that it has suspended development activity until a more predicable climate can be restored…...

    Midwest Wind Energy, 03/30/2011
  • Illinois Seeks Wisconsin Wind Energy Jobs, Projects

    In response to Walker’s wind energy regulations proposed Jan. 11, the Illinois Wind Energy Association is inviting wind power developers to “Escape to Illinois.” Walker’s proposed legislation would require wind turbines to...

    Milwaukee Business Journal, 01/25/2011
  • Jobs Record

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/02/2010
  • Big Insurance, Big Oil, Big Banks Join FOX News in Financing $2 Million in Walker Negative Attacks

    MADISON, Wis. — Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker’s long career of supporting big oil, big banks and big insurance has paid off with enormous contributions for the Republican Governors Association, which has...

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/17/2010
  • Constituents Call for Kind, Kagen, Petri to Vote for Clean Energy Bill Friday

    MADISON, Wis. — Constituents from across the congressional districts of U.S. Reps. Ron Kind, Steve Kagen, and Tom Petri have signed a petition urging them to both strengthen and vote in favor...

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/28/2009