An energy-efficient Wisconsin is a strong Wisconsin
Energy efficiency is the easiest, least expensive way to reduce Wisconsin's overdependence on dirty coal-fired power plants. Energy efficiency is not only inexpensive, it actually saves money; every $1 invested in the state's energy efficiency program, Focus on Energy, saves homeowners and businesses $3.
In 2006, Clean Wisconsin helped pass Act 141, a landmark law that doubled Wisconsin's investment in energy efficiency. It was a critical first step, but it represents only the beginning of the energy savings that can be achieved in the state.
In addition to lowering energy bill, Focus on Energy helps create thousands of jobs in the state. A bipartisan poll conducted in January 2012 shows that 68% of Wisconsin voters recognize that energy efficiency projects will help create new jobs.
In 2010, the Public Service Commission announced it would increase funding for Focus on Energy. However, in a move that promises to result in higher energy bills and fewer jobs, the legislature rescinded that decision in early 2011. Clean Wisconsin is working with legislators and our business allies to restore funding to Focus on Energy.
Making Wisconsin more energy-efficient will help clean our air and water, reduce electricity bills, create jobs, and make our state more energy independent.