Clean Wisconsin applauds Madison Gas & Electric for carbon reduction goal

, By Jon Drewsen

Clean Wisconsin applauds Madison Gas and Electric for their announcement today of plans to reach net-zero carbon electricity by 2050.  MGE is now the second utility in Wisconsin to take this critical step.

“Climate change is the most pressing issue of our time. We are encouraged by MGE’s new commitment to tackle climate change by eliminating their carbon emissions,” said Clean Wisconsin President & CEO Mark Redsten.

“We look forward to helping MGE meet this goal ahead of schedule and working with them to identify technologies that will enable the rapid achievement of this goal,” said Redsten. “We are also are pleased that public utilities are aligning with Gov. Tony Evers’ carbon-free electricity goal and efforts identified with the U.S. Climate Alliance.

“For many years, Clean Wisconsin has worked with MGE to support their efforts to transition to carbon-free energy generation. This new goal shows that MGE is both listening to its customers’ demands for clean, renewable energy and making good economic decisions for their customers and shareholders.

“Electricity from the wind and sun is less expensive than from burning fossil fuels like gas and coal. Net-zero carbon electricity will benefit MGE customers, protect public health and address climate change,” said Redsten.