Author Profile: Andy Olsen

Andy Olsen

Andy Olsen is a Senior Policy Advocate in ELPC’s Madison, WI, office working on policy advocacy and constituency building for ELPC’s Farm Energy Project.  Mr. Olsen previously managed the Governor’s Alternative Fuels Task Force and led several collaborative renewable energy efforts in Wisconsin.  He served as a Dane County Supervisor and Dane County Lakes & Watershed Commissioner, and as RENEW Wisconsin’s Board President.

Blog Posts by Andy Olsen

A Tale of Two States: Minnesota’s Clean Energy Policies Outpace Wisconsin’s

A retired friend who uses solar power suggested that ELPC do a study comparing Wisconsin and Minnesota on renewable energy policies and accomplishments. We expected to see a difference between Wisconsin and Minnesota’s policies, but the findings were still shocking. Minnesota has accomplished far more in renewable energy development as a result of more and better policies to fix

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Rural Electric Co-Ops Bring Solar Energy, Butterflies, and Resilience to the Midwest

Rural electric cooperatives supply power to 1 in 8 Americans, providing expansive rural areas with important connections to the energy grid. In recent years, many co-ops have increasingly adopted solar power. Not only is this renewable energy good for the environment, but it’s good for rural communities who get clean local energy at affordable prices.

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ELPC’s Founding Vision is Becoming Today’s Sustainability Reality

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