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1 Wisconsin Academy Road Map Preview 4-22-14 Climate Forward: A New Road Map for Wisconsin’s Climate and Energy Future

2 Starting the Conversation Communication Challenges Madison, WI Innovators Showcase Milwaukee, WI Charting a Way Forward Ashland, WI

3 Urban Sea Star/flickr.com Project Guiding Principles  Reduce Wisconsin’s greenhouse gas emissions; foster natural carbon storage  Sustain healthy and resilient people, environments, and economies  Be both practical and effective

4 Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, May 6, 2014 Climate Change Wisconsin Impacts  Floods, droughts, polluted runoff (extreme weather)  Lower lake levels, more rain and snow  Warm weather pests  Heat related illness; loss of dairy productivity  Loss of native species and ecosystem services, including forest impacts

5 Milwaukee Energy Efficiency (Me 2 ) Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, May 6, 2014 Our Challenging Wisconsin Energy Portfolio  Heavy coal dependence  Natural gas is the current, economically-driven, “bridge” fuel  One remaining nuclear plant in WI  5.4% of total WI energy and 10.2% of electrical power comes from renewables (and half of that comes from outside WI)  Wisconsin sends $ 15.9 billion out of the state every year to buy fuel and energy

6 Negative Results from Business as Usual  Electrical rates are likely to become among the most expensive in the region  Wisconsin will be highly vulnerable to any eventual price set on carbon  Renewable development and jobs will go to other states (already are)  Neighboring states gain competitive edge

7 Five Pathways to Progress  Efficiency and conservation  Renewable energy  Smarter transportation systems  Natural carbon storage  21 st century innovations Wisconsin communities, corporations, farms, and families are already moving forward. alexsl/istock

8 Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, May 6, 2014 Conservation & Efficiency  “Easy” but incremental steps  Bottom line already drives business efficiencies  Big opportunities in retrofits, lighting, process, and design  Strive for 2 percent increase in efficiency every year

9 Photos: Jim Klousia, m.gensler.com Conservation & Efficiency Leaders  West CAP retrofits  Johnson Controls  Quad/Graphics  Newenhouse Kit Homes  Quad/Graphics  Miller Coors Many more

10 Milwaukee Office of Environmental Sustainability Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, May 6, 2014 Renewable Energy  Embrace solar Competitive prices for homes and buildings  Smart biomass Digesters and co-generation close to sources  Strategic wind Careful siting, increasingly efficient turbines, learn from Minnesota and Iowa  Strive for 1-to-1.5% increase in renewable generation annually

11 Renewable Energy Leaders  City of Milwaukee  City of Monona  SC Johnson  Emerald Dairy Photos: Kurt Reinhold, Heidi Clausen/Eau Claire Leader Telegram

12 Andrew Porter/imagesource.com Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, May 6, 2014 Smarter Transportation  Emission standards/cleaner fuels  Connect transportation to land- use decision-making  Reduce congestion & manage demand: ride-sharing, truck ports, fleet strategies  Smart freight and marine systems  Diversify transportation choices

13 kwiktrip.com cityofmadison.com Transportation Leaders  Kwik Trip  Schneider  City of Madison

14 travelwisconsin.com dairygrazingapprenticeship.org Natural Carbon Storage  Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship: pasture conservation  Fountain Prairie Farms: wetland and prairie restoration  Public and private forest conservation

15 Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, May 6, 2014 Game-Changing Attributes  Leadership from the top  Teamwork  Baselines and Metrics  Co-conservation across products and processes, energy, water, materials  Public-private partnerships  Telling the story

16 Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, May 6, 2014 Leaders in the Vanguard of BIG CHANGE  Gundersen Health System  Organic Valley- CROPP  Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District

17 Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, May 6, 2014 Wisconsin Needs to Have this Conversation  What kind of Wisconsin do we want to live in 10 years? In 50 years?  How do we better use our capacities?  The vanguard “gets it.” How do we spread the word?

18 80% reduction of fossil fuel emissions by 2050:  Improve efficiency by 2% each year  Increase renewables by 1-1.5% annually  Modernize and diversify transportation  Keep carbon in the soil  21 st century sustainable business models  Inform, educate and engage the public Photo: Rolf Brenner/imagesource.com

19 www.wisconsinacademy.org/climateforward

20 Some specific optio ns  Expand energy retrofits for buildings  Encourage benchmarking  Update building codes  Mandate renewable increase  Tax credits or loans for co-generation  Allow third-party renewable own/lease option  High-speed rail from Chicago to Twin Cities  RTA initiatives  Expand research in soil carbon storage

21 Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, May 6, 2014 Kwik Trip West CAP Quad/Graphics Emerald Dairy St. Croix Valley Eco- Village Project MillerCoors Milwaukee Municipal Sewerage District Johnson Controls Gunderson Health System City of Madison City of Monona City of Milwaukee Schneider CROPP/Organic Valley SC Johnson Newenhouse Kit Homes Profiles of the Vangaurd

22 Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, May 6, 2014 Kathy Kuntz Michelle Miller Keith Reopelle Mary Schlaefer Stan Temple Roy Thilly Xin Wang Don Wichert Ash Anandanarayanan Peter Bakken Meg Domroese Tom Eggert Jane Elder Brenna Holzhauer John Imes Peter Kilde Primary Contributors


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