Wisconsin Legislature Passes One Energy Bill – Expanding PACE Access

The Wisconsin Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program that finances building energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water conservation upgrades for businesses will be expanded to include energy reliability improvements, weather-related resiliency projects, electric vehicle charging infrastructure, and stormwater control measures.  The bill, introduced by Senator Robert Cowles and Representative Jeremy Thiesfeldt, addresses financing for infrastructure upgrades that will help businesses become more resilient to severe climate events while expanding mitigation measures to help prevent even more climate emissions.

However, more than seven other clean energy bills including A-CEW on energy and carbon in agriculture by Gary Tauchen, chair of the Agriculture Committee, working with UW-Extension, Clean Fuel Partners, and others, did not progress. Neither did policy on thrid-party solar ownership and financing, EV charging station ownership, community solar, or carbon credits. wsj