A Clean Energy Choice bill – LRB 4412, introduced by Representatives Gary Tauchen (R-6, Bonduel) and Chris Taylor (D-76, Madison) on March 21, would allow Wisconsin farms, businesses, and citizens additional financing options for sourcing renewable energy produced on their property.
The bipartisan legislation would clear up a “gray area” of Wisconsin’s public utility law (PSC 119), which is unclear about customer access to renewable energy. If adopted, the law would affirm that no matter how the project is financed, homeowners, farmers, businesses, and local governments can use renewable energy produced on their own property. The Wisconsin legislature ended the session without taking up the bill. See the Energy On Wisconsin Newsletter (Feb/March 2014) article ‘Third-Party Solar in Wisconsin – Monona Case Study’ for more information.
To see a list of organizations supporting the bill go to RENEW’s clean energy choice web page.