Energy Policy

WGF analyses and statements on energy policy in Wisconsin, including generation, distribution, energy sources, and efficiencies. This work is developed by the Energy Policy Work Group, and is closely allied with our Climate Change work.

Wisconsin’s Green Fire Webinar: Coming Down the Pipe – Oil Pipeline Regulations in Wisconsin – April 23, 2020

Rob Lee, Midwest Environmental Advocates, together with Nancy Larson and Tom Jerow of Wisconsin’s Green Fire, discuss regulations that pertain to oil pipelines in Wisconsin. The two organizations have developed a series of guides available at


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Wisconsin Academy Report Recommends Urgent Climate Change Responses – Briefing January 15

The urgent need to respond to our changing climate – whether reducing carbon levels in the atmosphere and mitigating impacts of global warming, or adapting to extreme weather events we’re already experiencing – should be discussed and debated in terms of the other significant benefits those actions will achieve.
Trumpeting such co-benefits, from improved public health to a cleaner and sustainable environment, could boost public support for climate change responses and increase the chances those steps will be taken by the state and local governments, as well as businesses and property owners.
Those were among the views expressed by participants at a Jan. 15 briefing on the Climate Fast Forward report released by the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters.

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Comments on Cardinal-Hickory Creek High Voltage Transmission Line Federal Environmental Impact Statement

On November 26, 2019 Wisconsin’s Green Fire provided comments to the US Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Service Commission on the final federal Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Cardinal-Hickory Creek (CHC) high voltage transmission line (hvtl).

The American Transmission Company (ATC), International Transmission Company, ITC Holdings, and Dairyland Power Cooperative, have proposed construction of the …

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