Wisconsin Agriculture/Carbon/Energy/Water Initiative

A-CEW, an initiative of policy makers and the private sector, has been developing recommendations on energy and carbon in agriculture. Gary Tauchen, chair of the Agriculture Committee of the Wisconsin legislature working with UW-Extension, Clean Fuel Partners, and others are leading the charge on exploring and addressing emerging market needs and revenue streams related to carbon management, energy, and water quality in animal agriculture.

Topics include:

  • Carbon Accounting for Animal Agricultural Enterprises
  • Nutrient Management and Biogas
  • On-Site Energy Systems
  • Carbon Offsets and Managing Carbon of Supply/Suppliers


A series of informational events was held supporting stakeholder interests on each of the topics. Listen or watch the recordings at WI Biomass Energy Coalition website.
Request for comment is open through November 30 at 5:00 pm.  Go to link to Comment.

In December, the steering committee and working groups will meet to craft policy proposals that might be beneficial to the state.

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