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Wisconsin behind the curve on clean energy


June 5, 2013, Milwaukee, WI – Home to some of the last coal-fired power plants that may ever be built in the United States, Wisconsin has erected too many barriers to cleaner energy sources and fallen behind many Midwest neighbors.

That’s one of the key findings of a report from the new Wisconsin Energy Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, which takes the state and the nation to task for not going further to encourage development of alternative energy sources, such as projects that convert farm waste to energy.

The report’s author suggests Wisconsin should capitalize on what it has: loads of cow manure, vats of food processing waste and the technological innovation of state companies aiming to help create on-site power systems. READ MORE