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.
Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) are competitive grants that drive public and private sector innovation in resource conservation. On-Farm Trials supports more widespread adoption of innovative approaches, practices, and systems on working lands.