Wisconsin Clean Cities
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November 2020 Edition
WCC Virtual Annual Stakeholder Meeting
Register now for the Wisconsin Clean Cities Virtual Annual Stakeholder Meeting Dec. 3! Join us as we recognize our members’ successes during the awards ceremony & learn how the state’s top clean fuel leaders achieved environmental & economic success! Hear from guest speakers Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, Wisconsin Office of Sustainability & Clean Energy Director Maria Redmond & City of Madison Fleet Service Superintendent Mahanth Joishy. Take a look back with WCC Executive Director Lorrie Lisek at our accomplishments over the last year, learn how we shifted gears during the pandemic & how we’re coasting forward into 2021! Register now for a free gift! Register here
Energy Innovation Grants available
The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin is accepting applications through Jan. 22, 2021 for the Energy Innovation Grant Program. The program supports innovative energy technologies and provides equitable access to the benefits of clean energy, efficiency and preparedness by reaching broad applicant types. The PSC is hosting a Webinar at 12:30 p.m. CST on Tuesday, Nov. 24 to provide details. Click here to register. Contact WCC Executive Director Lorrie Lisek to learn how we can help you with your successful grant application.
Dane Co. Board paves way for all-renewable energy with Alliant Energy solar farm approval
The Dane County Board last week approved the purchase of 295 acres to expand Indian Lake County Park and a major solar farm that would allow the county to move to all-renewable energy.
County Board members unanimously authorized an agreement for Wisconsin Clean Cities member Alliant Energy to build a 16.5-megawatt solar farm on county-owned property in the town of Cottage Grove. The project still needs approval from state regulators. Under the agreement, the county would lease the land to Alliant in exchange for renewable energy credits. Read the full story in the State Journal
WCC Executive Director Lorrie Lisek invited to serve on state Clean Energy Plan advisory team
WCC Executive Director Lorrie Lisek has been invited to participate on the stakeholder advisory team working to develop Wisconsin's Clean Energy Plan. Gov. Tony Evers in August 2019 signed Executive Order 38 establishing the Office of Sustainability and Clean Energy which is charged in part with developing the plan. Lorrie extends her sincere thanks for the invitation and looks forward to assisting the state as it continues to "Drive Wisconsin Forward" toward a more sustainable future.
DNR report: Wisconsin air quality continues to improve
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' 2020 Air Quality Trends Report shows the continuing trend of a decline in federally regulated air pollutants in Wisconsin. The report indicates 95% of Wisconsin's population lives in areas meeting federal air quality standards. "The air we're actually breathing right now is the cleanest it's been in decades,” said Craig Czarnecki, outreach coordinator for the Wisconsin DNR Air Program. Thank you to our members for all you are doing to contribute to cleaner air statewide! Read the full story from Spectrum News 1
Nissan LEAF discounts continue
WCC member Nissan North America, as part of its effort to accelerate electric vehicle transportation alternatives throughout the U.S., is offering customers with proof of eligibility incentive offers toward the purchase of the 100% electric Nissan LEAF. The rebate offers expire Jan. 4, 2021. Learn more
Wisconsin DOT launches online fleet management tool
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Division of Motor Vehicles recently launched an online program to help companies manage their fleets. The eMV Fleet Registration System, announced Nov. 18, offers an option that allows businesses to renew the registration for each vehicle in their fleet. Through the system, companies can view their entire fleet on a customizable dashboard, select vehicles scheduled for renewal and pay for their transactions. The service extends to businesses and organizations with multiple vehicle types, such as cars, heavy trucks and trailers registered at 54,000 pounds and under. Learn more
MREA online resource to aid solar workforce development
The Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) has launched an online Midwest Solar Job Resource Center. The site will be a one-stop resource connecting job seekers and other stakeholders in the Midwest solar industry. The site’s training and career resources will provide those interested in working in the solar industry access to the most current information about solar and clean energy jobs. Solar and clean energy companies and others associated with the clean energy industry will have the opportunity to post jobs on an interactive job board. Learn more
Member Spotlight: WPPI Energy
WPPI Energy – headquartered in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin – has been a Wisconsin Clean Cities member since 2018. Member-owned, not-for-profit WPPI Energy serves 51 locally owned electric utilities. Together, WPPI members have built a diverse, competitive and responsible power supply. They share advanced technologies and forward-thinking services, and they speak with a unified voice for effective energy policy advocacy. Locally owned, not-for-profit, public power utilities bring significant value to their communities.
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Featured Fuel: Electricity
Electricity can be used to power all-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles directly from the power grid. Vehicles running on electricity produce no tailpipe emissions. The only emissions that can be attributed to electric vehicles are those generated in the production process at the power plant. The electric grid is an easily accessible driving energy. Electricity used to power vehicles is generally provided by the electricity grid and stored in the vehicle’s batteries.

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