Lawmakers are currently working on a final version of the Clean Energy Jobs Act and Governor Jim Doyle is stressing the importance of including new renewable energy standards in the legislation.
The Governor and his task force on global warming have called for the state to set the goal of getting 25-percent of Wisconsin’s energy from renewable sources by the year 2025. Doyle says that provision is a crucial part of the proposal, and is needed to really make the changes needed to Wisconsin’s economy.
Doyle says lawmakers have asked for his input on the bill, although he admits the final version likely won’t include many of the provisions he’s called for. Those include new clean fuel standards, easing the moratorium on new nuclear power plants, and increased regulations to reduce carbon emissions.
Lawmakers are expected to unveil a final version of the bill in the coming weeks.
AUDIO: Andrew Beckett reports (1:03)