OSCE launched State Lead by Example as an implementation initiative, to ensure that all State of Wisconsin agencies are collaboratively working toward meeting statewide emissions goals, by setting a baseline and then tracking energy use, greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions, and setting reduction goals. Statewide goals currently include: Ensure the state is fulfilling the carbon reduction goals of the 2015 Paris Climate Accord (26-28% below 2005 by 2025); Develop energy efficiency, sustainability and renewable energy standards for all new and existing state facilities, office buildings and complexes; And accelerate new and existing policies to reduce carbon pollution and promote clean energy deployment at the state level. The project will identify and analyze available state agency data to help inform decision making and goal setting. This effort is supported by the recently published Governor's Task Force on Climate Change Report (Recommendation #11 - State Lead by Example).
Greenhouse gas reductions
Energy consumption reduction
Transitioning the fleet to clean fuels and zero-emission vehicles
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