Issue Briefs Released for RENEW’s Energy Policy Summit

Posted on January 9, 2012. Filed under: Energy Policy, Renewable energy - generally |

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January 9, 2012

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RENEW Wisconsin
Michael Vickerman

Issue Briefs Released for RENEW’s Energy Policy Summit

To sharpen participant discussions at RENEW’s Energy Policy Summit on January 13 in Madison, RENEW Wisconsin issued several policy backgrounders addressing specific barriers to renewable energy development in Wisconsin, while outlining potential strategies for overcoming them.

“While these barriers are significant, they can be overcome with the right combination of well-thought-out policies and an engaged citizenry,” said Michael Vickerman, Executive Director of RENEW Wisconsin, a statewide, nonprofit renewable energy advocacy organization.

The issue briefs address specific facets within four broad categories that will be addressed in separate breakout discussions: expanding market access; economics of renewable energy production; regulatory environment; and, community-based energy.

In addition to familiar policies such as net energy billing, the breakout sessions will focus on market-based initiatives such as renewable energy credit aggregation and third-party contracting of renewable generation.

“In these breakout sessions, we will dive into various policies and practices and select those that belong in a viable renewable energy road map for 2012 and beyond,” Vickerman said.

“To build a truly sustainable energy future, we must come together as a team to decide upon and pursue the most intelligent policy options, taking into account today’s political and economic realities.”

The issue briefs and registration information on RENEW’s Energy Policy Summit can be found on the event website: RENEW Energy Policy Summit. The registration period will end at the close of business on Tuesday, January 10.

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RENEW Wisconsin is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that acts as a catalyst to advance a sustainable energy future through public policy and private sector initiatives. More information on RENEW’s Web site at


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