With the state at a pivotal moment in its clean energy future, the head of Wisconsin’s Public Service Commission said the state needs to better tout the value provided by Wisconsin’s energy efficiency program.
At a renewable energy summit last week, PSC Chair Rebecca Cameron Valcq said lawmakers and business groups need to “flip the script” on Wisconsin’s Focus on Energy program. She took issue with them referring to increased funding for the program as nothing more than an energy tax. The roughly $100 million program works with residents and businesses to install cost-effective energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.
“We can’t allow that narrative to continue. We have got to flip the script, and we have to do it now because energy efficiency has got to continue to play a pivotal role…as part of this transition,” Valcq said.