Wisconsin's Lieutenant Governor wants to make it easier for people to get their homes hooked up to renewable energy sources.
Only about 39,000 residential customers in the state get their electric service from renewable energy sources. Lt. Governor Barbara Lawton is launching a new online resource to help change that. The website allows residents to identify what options are available in their area, the average cost it will add to their utility bill, and instructions for how to enroll in the program run by their utility.
Renewable energy options are available to over 2.3 million homes in the state. Lawton says the cost of going green shouldn't be that much more for most customers, only about $10 more a month.
Lawton says having more people select clean energy options will encourage utilities to buy more of their power from those sources.