An environmental group contends clean energy legislation will be a boon to farmers and homeowners. On the Capitol Square Wednesday, Clean Wisconsin staff scientist Peter Taglia talked up the potential benefits of renewable home grown energy. Taglia said farmers and homeowners could realize such benefits through incentives to install technology such as solar panels.
Wednesday’s demonstration was part of efforts to urge passage of Governor Jim Doyle’s Clean Energy Jobs Act. Clean Wisconsin says residents send sixteen billion dollars out of state every year to buy fossil fuels. Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, which opposes the bill, cites statewide polling that shows state residents oppose any new taxes on their energy bills.
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