Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CDT
Clear
Temperature
79°F
Dew Point
66°F
Humidity
64%
Wind
NE at 6 mph
Barometer
30.01 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
06:23 a.m.
Sunset
07:28 p.m.
Afternoon Forecast (12:00pm-7:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 71 to 79 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 5 miles per hour from the southeast. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Friday
79°F / 63°F
Partly Cloudy
Saturday
88°F / 63°F
Partly Cloudy
Sunday
89°F / 69°F
Scattered Showers
Monday
81°F / 61°F
Light Rain
Tuesday
74°F / 51°F
Scattered Showers
Wednesday
69°F / 51°F
Sunny
Thursday
74°F / 52°F
Sunny
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Friday...Temperatures will range from a high of 79 to a low of 63 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 4 and 8 miles per hour from the east. No precipitation is expected.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 76 to 65 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 6 miles per hour from the east. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 65 to 63 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will remain steady around 4 miles per hour from the south. No precipitation is expected.
Saturday...Temperatures will range from a high of 88 to a low of 63 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 2 and 14 miles per hour from the south. Less than 1 tenth inch of rain is possible.

State's renewable standard

delivers positive results

Nov. 15, 2012 | 0 comments



Most Wisconsin electricity providers have already acquired all the renewable energy supplies they need to meet the state's 10 percent target in 2015, according to the Public Service Commission (PSCW).

The agency's annual compliance review showed that nearly 9 percent of electricity sold by in-state electricity providers in 2011 originated from such renewable energy resources as sunlight, biogas, hydro, landfill gas and wind, compared with 3 percent in 2006.

"By any measure, the state's Renewable Energy Standard (RES) has been an unqualified success," said Michael Vickerman, program and policy director for RENEW Wisconsin.

Vickerman added, "From the standpoint of job creation, resource diversity, price stability, environmental protection and revenue generation, the RES has delivered exceptional value to a state that is very dependent on imported fossil fuels for electricity generation."

Passed in 2006, the RES has been the most powerful policy for driving growth in renewable electricity sales. Yet with so many electricity providers already in compliance with their 2015 requirements, the prospects for new investments in home-grown energy sources are uncertain.

"Right now, we don't have a policy in place for directing investments into clean energy after 2015," Vickerman said. "If we want to reap the economic and environmental benefits that come with renewables, state lawmakers will have to extend the Renewable Energy Standard or adopt a successor policy."

"Investments in renewable resources not only supply Wisconsin utility customers with clean energy, they also generate work opportunities for local manufacturers and businesses, additional revenue for local governments, and income for farmers," said Vickerman.

"Renewable energy should be the cornerstone of an economic development strategy that aims to increase the state's workforce and expand investment opportunities," Vickerman said.

"We look forward to working with the Governor and the next Legislature to put in place a realistic, low-cost policy framework that maintains the momentum building from the current RES," Vickerman concluded.

RENEW Wisconsin is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) that leads and represents businesses, and individuals who seek more clean, renewable energy in Wisconsin. Find more information on RENEW's Web site at www.renewwisconsin.org.

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