Climate + Energy
Human-driven climate change is fact. Warming temperatures have already reduced corn harvests, contributed to unprecedented flooding, disrupted wildlife migration, spurred toxic algae blooms, and dirtied our Great Lakes. We must swiftly transition to a clean energy economy that works for all communities, reduce pollution created by fossil fuels, and invest in strategies that help us prepare for the impacts of climate change.
Combating climate change
Human-driven climate change is scientific fact and Wisconsin is already suffering because of it. Wisconsinites deserve pollution-free communities. Wisconsin Conservation Voters is dedicated to moving our country toward 100 percent clean energy by 2050.LEARN MORE
“Protecting our waters, lands, and citizens requires that decision-making be informed by science. Period.”
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Jake Vander Zanden, Madison
Dane County's innovative renewable energy policies and programs cut carbon – and costs
Local communities like Dane County and Eau Claire are dedicated to renewable energy through policy, practice, and innovation.
As climate change drives flooding, Wisconsin tribes face hard choices
NPR examines how climate change has affected the northern community of Odanah, home to thousands of members of the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Chippewa.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Group challenges EPA's bid to give factory-rich Sheboygan County reprieve on air quality
Sheboygan County has some of the dirtiest air in Wisconsin, and for years it has failed to meet federal air pollution standards. Now, the EPA is proposing to give the county a second, one-year extension to try to comply with the law and keep emissions down.