Session ends without passage of the Clean Energy Jobs Act.
Governor Jim Doyle is not happy about it, but not discouraged, either. Doyle says he doesn’t plan on calling the legislature back for a special session to take up his top priority on clean energy. “Obviously I would love to see the Clean Energy Jobs Act pass, and if there was a realistic possibility that calling them in would get that passed, then I would be very interested in doing it.”
The bill calls for the state to get 25 percent of its energy from renewable resources by the year 2025. Doyle says he has no doubt this bill will be back. In fact, he says the next governor can’t ignore the importance of Wisconsin jumping on board with Clean Energy Jobs, because the state needs to be seen as a leader.
Doyle says there is very strong support in the legislature for these standards. Meanwhile, there’s still time to get the new standards passed because there’s already a goal in place to achieve 10-percent renewable by 2015.
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