Wind will grow stronger and feed economy

Posted on March 20, 2006. Filed under: Wind |

A story by Ben Fischer in the Wisconsin State Journal reviews the prospects of economic development from the renewable industry:

Evco Plastics in DeForest uses more than $1 million worth of electricity every year, President Dale Evans figures.

It’s a standard cost of doing business, but Evans still laments how much of his cash flow leaves the Wisconsin economy and ends up in the hands of far-off coal and natural gas companies.

But if Wisconsin could start making more electricity at home, at least those millions would be a local investment, Evans said. Maybe some of it would even work its way back into Evco in the form of new plastic-manufacturing contracts.

That’s exactly what alternative energy advocates are convinced would happen if wind power turns into a full-fledged windmill manufacturing business.

Governor James Doyle signed Senate Bill 459, which codifies the recommendations of the bipartisan Task Force on Energy Efficiency and Renewables. A video of the signing which took place at the Solar Mining Company, Green Bay, is posted on the Web.


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