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Posted by on Tue, Mar 24, 2015 @ 15:03 PM


Wisconsin’s Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch has noticed the huge disadvantage the Badger State has when it comes to clean energy. With all of its neighbors outpacing it, Walker and crew continue to work to stop any progress on renewables. And that’s to the detriment of all Wisconsinites. Fun fact: despite having only about 1/5 of the amount of wind energy as Minnesota, the average cost per kilowatt-hour in Wisconsin is 11 percent higher. (Think Progress)

QUOTE OF THE DAY 

“Trade needs to work for all of us, every one of us, and that’s why we need a real debate in America about what we are trying to do when we make trade deals,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.

WHAT’S TRENDING 

The two words you can’t say in Florida – Check out this Florida official struggling to not say “climate change”—a phrase that Gov. Rick Scott has unofficially banned from his administration. (Salon)

Fast Track – An effort to fast-track U.S. trade deals will likely happen next month in Congress. (Reuters) 

Clean Power Plan – An effort is underway in Congress to delay the Clean Power Plan and give states veto power over its carbon pollution limits. (The Hill)

Energy storage – California’s efforts to grow clean energy are also driving efforts to find ways to store it. New Jersey is also looking to promote energy storage. (Los Angeles Times & NJ Spotlight)

Transit funding – Several members of Congress from Illinois wrote a letter to a Congressional subcommittee arguing for full funding of transit and passenger rail. In the letter, the members cited a BlueGreen Alliance and Environmental Law & Policy Center report that outlined the economic benefits of transit and passenger rail to our nation. (Chicago-Sun Times)

Topics: Construction Jobs, energy efficiency, legislation

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