Recognizing the existing conditions in Wisconsin, and the need to move toward a clean energy economy, the OSCE developed a state-wide clean energy plan in collaboration with state agencies, local governments, native nations, frontline communities, NGO’s, utilities, industry representatives and others.
While prioritizing the core values of justice, equity and collective action, the Clean Energy Plan achieves the following objectives: Putting Wisconsin on a path for all electricity consumed within the state to be 100 percent carbon-free by 2050; Ensuring that the State of Wisconsin is fulfilling the carbon reduction goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement; Reducing the disproportionate impacts of energy generation and use on low-income communities and communities of color; Maximizing the creation of, and equitable opportunities for, clean energy jobs, economic development and stimulus, and retention of energy investment dollars in Wisconsin; Improving reliability and affordability of the energy system; Strengthening the clean energy workforce through training and education, while retraining workers affected by the transition from fossil fuel to clean energy sources; And protecting human and environmental health by reducing ecosystem pollution from fossil fuels.
Accelerate clean energy technology deployment – Increasing funding options for projects, investing in infrastructure, new emissions goals, expanding state energy resources for generation, technology innovation, equitable expansion of clean energy, leveraging existing policies and programs.
Maximize energy efficiency– strengthening energy efficiency standards and goals to reduce energy waste and save consumers money on energy costs.
Modernize buildings and industry – addressing building codes, supporting electrification, expanding funding, and supporting industry and businesses in their transition.
Innovate transportation – support the transition to low- to no-emission vehicles and supporting refueling options, along with planning and increased options to move people around.
Prioritize health equity, environmental justice, and equitable economic development.
Fast-track workforce development and just transition.
The Office of Sustainability and Clean Energy leads the State of Wisconsin in addressing the effects of climate change through programs and policies that support the use of clean energy resources and technology.
Rural Energy for America Program Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Guaranteed Loans & Grants
U.S. Department of Agriculture
The program provides guaranteed loan financing and grant funding to agricultural producers and rural small businesses for renewable energy systems or to make energy efficiency improvements. Agricultural producers may also apply for new energy efficient equipment and new system loans for agricultural production and processing.
Tribal Solar Gap Funding Application
The Tribal Solar Gap Funding Grant supports solar projects of any type that require a tribal cost-share or are leveraging funding from other grant opportunities or initiatives.
Tribal Energy Plan Grant
The development of Tribal Energy Plans are intended to help tribal communities quickly and efficiently triage the known practical and impactful strategies to reduce greenhouse gas, reduce energy costs, and operate more sustainably.
Office of Rural Prosperity
Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.
201 West Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703