Paper industry sets sites on PSC and renewable energy

Posted on March 3, 2011. Filed under: Renewable energy - generally | Tags: |

The legislative agenda on energy of the Wisconsin Paper Council (from the association’s newsletter):

• A limit on the amount of excess electric generation capacity that the Public Service Commission (PSC) can approve;
• A limit on the cost of renewable energy projects for the purpose of complying with the renewable portfolio requirements for utilities;
• A prohibition on the ability of the PSC to order the shutdown of an electric generating plant unless requested by the owner;
• A prohibition on the ability of the PSC to require a regulated utility to lobby for or against legislation;
• Elimination of the authority of the PSC to increase funding for energy efficiency with only passive legislative review;
• Elimination of a massive energy efficiency funding increase (and associated fee increase) approved in mid-December before the current Legislature was sworn in;
• Elimination of very broad authority granted to the PSC that enables the agency to claim legal authority for almost anything it wants to do; and
• Elimination of the Department of Natural Resources Office of Energy.


Make a Comment

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s


    A statewide nonprofit dedicated to promoting economically and environmentally sustainable energy policies and practices in Wisconsin.


    Subscribe Via RSS

    • Subscribe with Bloglines
    • Add your feed to Newsburst from CNET
    • Subscribe in Google Reader
    • Add to My Yahoo!
    • Subscribe in NewsGator Online
    • The latest comments to all posts in RSS


Liked it here?
Why not try sites on the blogroll...

%d bloggers like this: