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.
Focus on Energy is Wisconsin’s statewide energy efficiency and renewable resource program funded by the state’s investor-owned energy utilities and participating municipal and electric cooperative utilities.
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is offering grants to support the development of new and existing cooperatives in Wisconsin, with a goal of fostering the success of current and future cooperatives by supporting planning and exploratory research in advance of making a large investment.