Clean Energy Plan

​​Recognizing the existing conditions in Wisconsin, and the need to move Wisconsin toward a clean energy economy, the OSCE is developing a state-wide clean energy plan to achieve the following objectives:

  • Put Wisconsin on a path for 100 percent carbon-free electricity consumption by 2050,
  • Meet the carbon reduction goals of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement,
  • Reduce the disproportionate impacts of energy generation/use on historically marginalized communities, 
  • Ensure low-income and communities of color are prioritized in receiving clean energy economic and health benefits,
  • Maximize the creation of equitable opportunities for clean energy jobs, economic development and retention of energy investment dollars in Wisconsin,
  • Improve state-wide reliability and affordability of the energy system,
  • Strengthen the clean energy workforce through training and education, 
  • Retraining workers affected by the transition from fossil fuel to clean sources of energy,
  • Protect human and environmental health by reducing ecosystem pollution from fossil fuels.

The Wisconsin Clean Energy Plan will prioritize strategies across multiple sectors and focus areas:
  • Agriculture
  • Buildings
  • Environmental Justice, Diversity & Equity
  • Government
  • Industrial
  • Power/electricity
  • Transportation

For each recommendation, this actionable plan will:
  • Provide a pathway to implementation working with state and local agencies and legislature 
  • Clarify applicable statutes, rules, and guidelines
  • Address economic recovery and environmental justice   
  • Determine a near-, mid- or long-term timeframe

Your Input is Welcomed! 

The success of the Office of Sustainability and Clean Energy depends on hearing directly from Wisconsinites like you. Share your input on the Wisconsin Clean Energy Plan: 

1) Attend an Upcoming Listening Session:

​​Session 1: Economic & Environmental Justice
Date: October 19, 2021 @ 6:00-8:00pm
The Clean Energy Plan seeks to help create good-paying, family-supporting jobs and while supporting Wisconsin businesses. Working to mitigate climate damage means impacted communities must have a say in the promise of new job opportunities, financial and health impacts of clean energy technologies.  

Join this session to hear about and share strategies to promote engagement and environmental justice, build partnerships, improve and support training, and plan for a just and equitable clean energy transition.   
 
Session 2: Infrastructure & Industry
Date: October 21, 2021 @ 11:00am-1:00pm
Infrastructure and industry are critical parts of Wisconsin’s efforts to reduce and remove carbon emissions and grow the clean energy economy.  Carbon emission reduction strategies vary among residential, commercial and industrial building, however making buildings more efficient and powered with clean energy is a promising path forward.

This session is an opportunity to share decarbonization strategies and pathways, such as air source heat pumps and renewable thermal technologies, while ensuring cost-effective and equitable operation. 
 
Session 3: Transit & Transportation
Date: October 26, 2021 @ 11:00am-1:00pm
Modernizing our transportation system can quickly help us reduce carbon emissions, improve vehicle efficiency, reduce miles traveled, and create a sustainable clean energy future in Wisconsin.   

This listening session will be an opportunity to comment on potential transportation decarbonization strategies, pathways, and programs that help us achieve clean and efficient transportation, balancing costs and prioritizing equity for all Wisconsinites.  
 
Session 4: Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency
Date: October 26, 2021 @ 6:00-8:00pm
As Wisconsin transitions to clean energy power sources, prioritizing affordability and equity in energy use consumption is key.

This listening session will share potential programs, policies, and support for clean energy generation, transmission, end-use renewable energy consumption, and innovation ranging from batteries and storage, to community solar, carbon capture, and other technologies. This listening session also focuses on how we can efficiently use energy in our homes, at work, and elsewhere to drive down our carbon footprint and strain on the electric grid, ensuring equity and affordability. 


Although registration is not required it is highly encouraged.  Those interested in participating can RSVP for one or all sessions.   

Join any session via Zoom Link:  https://rb.gy/jy0e35 or call (877) 873-8018 (US Toll Free), Conference Code: 248199

The Clean Energy Plan listening sessions will be also streamed via the Wisconsin Department of Administration YouTube channel.