Presentation on theme: "Unlocking the Clean Energy Transition. 2014 Recap WHAT DID WE LEARN IN 2014?"— Presentation transcript:
Unlocking the Clean Energy Transition
2014 Recap WHAT DID WE LEARN IN 2014?
Renewable Energy Creates Jobs
Lots of Jobs!
Rate Cases: We’re headed our own way
People & businesses understand and care about these issues
Other conservative states are kicking our butts! Georgia’s Debbie Dooley with Melissa VanOrnum and Steve Dvorak of DVO Mississippi – Commission- requested net metering report shows solar worth more than it costs Georgia – 525 MW of solar at 5-6 cents per kWh; 1800 solar jobs South Carolina – 3 rd party leasing, statewide net metering, and no solar taxes til at least 2021
People want to participate in renewable energy projects
Want more solar & hydro 88% Public Support Remains High Want more wind 83% Want more biomass (when explained) 84%
Highlights of RENEW’s Work in 2014
Focus on Energy RENEW’s efforts kept rebates in place for at least 2 more years $8.5 million in rebates $6 million small digester program $10 million revolving loans
Wisconsin Solar Rebound ** 2014 data is preliminary
Wind Working Group Based on peer-reviewed literature, there is insufficient data to validate that noise from wind turbines directly causes adverse health effects in humans.
New Vision Statement Clean renewable energy powering a strong, healthy, and vibrant Wisconsin
What RENEW Wisconsin is Doing Advancing and defending renewable energy in Wisconsin, every single day
Thank You & Thank our Sponsors
Brad Klein Environmental Law & Policy Center
Policy & Legislative Panel Susan Bence, Moderator Rep. Chris Taylor Matt Howard, Milwaukee
Issues & Opportunities Matt Neumann Jeff Rich Jane Elder Gary Radloff