Take Action

RENEW Wisconsin leads and accelerates the transformation to Wisconsin's renewable energy future through advocacy, education, and collaboration.

You can help! Below, you'll find current opportunities to help shape the future of renewable energy in Wisconsin.

Sign on to Statement of Support for Clean Energy Choice

We believe the Wisconsin renewable energy business community will enjoy substantial and sustained growth if allowed to use the same tools that are available in over 20 states. This is why we strongly endorse the Clean Energy Choice initiative, and look forward to supporting legislation next year that would exempt third party-owned renewable energy systems that sell energy directly to the host customer from the definition of a public utility. Join over 100 Wisconsin business, organizations, and local governments that have already signed on in support of Clean Energy Choice.

Install Renewables

Renewables are getting more affordable every day. If you are interested in installing solar, wind, or bioenergy systems on your business, farm, or residence, please have a look at the following links:

  • Focus on Energy - The Focus on Energy program has helped Wisconsin residents save over $730 million dollars on energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Homeowners should check out the incentives for solar electric and geothermal installations.
  • Our business members are made up of a wide variety of organizations and businesses related to renewable energy development in the state. We have a number of installers and developers as member who can help you develop your own project.
  • If you are considering installing a do-it-yourself renewables project, be sure to check out our toolboxes, which contain valuable information and resources on installation, siting, and legal requirements.

Volunteer for RENEW

Have a little time to spare? Are you committed to promoting more clean energy in Wisconsin? There are a number of ways you can volunteer to help RENEW in its mission, even if you aren't located in the Madison area. Call or email us to find out more. (608) 255-4044 ext. 3.

2015 Rate Cases: Make a Public Comment!

Both Wisconsin Public Service and Xcel Energy have filed to increased their fixed monthly charges for 2016.

Click the buttons below to make your voice heard on this issue, and tell the Wisconsin Public Service Commission that Wisconsin residents will not stand for unfair increases on our electric bills!

WPS, which just last year was approved for an $8 increase, is asking for another $6 per month, increasing rates from $19 to $25.

Xcel Energy is also seeking increased rates, asking the PSC to approve an $18 monthly charge, up from $8.

2014 Rate Case Overview

Thank you for the tremendous outpouring of public comments in the Wisconsin Public Service, We Energies, and Madison Gas & Electric rate cases!

Read our Report: Over 90% of public comments received were opposed to the proposed rate changes, and over 3,500 comments were registered in total.

Rate Case Results

Read our Electric Utility Rate Case Round-Up to learn about the results of the 2014 rate cases, media coverage of the cases, and where we go from here.