Op-Ed: Savvy policies can grow Wisconsin’s renewable energy jobs

Clean energy projects — and the jobs and economic growth they create — flourish in places with policies that help these businesses grow. It’s time for Wisconsin to return as a renewable energy leader.

Smart policies make a difference. To keep growing Wisconsin jobs and businesses in the renewable energy supply chain, Wisconsin should drive the market through supportive policies. Gov. Evers announced his goal of powering Wisconsin with 100% clean energy by 2050. The Legislature and Public Service Commission should enact effective, enforceable policies that accelerate progress, investment and job creation now.

Our new Wisconsin Clean Energy Business Supply Chain Report provides a directory of 354 Wisconsin solar energy and wind power businesses, and a policy playbook for a cleaner energy future. Here are three focused Wisconsin policies to accelerate renewable energy that are good for job creation, economic growth and the environment.

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