Supporting Focus on Energy
Clean Wisconsin has been a leader in establishing and protecting Wisconsin’s successful energy efficiency and renewable energy program, Focus on Energy. Focus on Energy provides Wisconsin residents with resources, incentives and support to implement energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Since its establishment, Focus on Energy has saved Wisconsinites hundreds of millions of dollars on energy bills and has greatly reduced our emissions.
Clean Wisconsin helped to found the program in the 1990s when it was appointed to the Public Service Commission’s deregulatory advisory committee under Gov. Tommy Thompson. Clean Wisconsin further strengthened the program when it garnered support for Act 9 in the state Legislature.
In 2010, the Public Service Commission approved a funding increase for Focus on Energy. However, Focus on Energy suffered setbacks when the legislature and Governor Walker rescinded that decision in the 2011 budget bill. Clean Wisconsin is working with legislators and our business allies to improve and restore funding to Focus on Energy.