As a valued supporter of RENEW Wisconsin, we know you understand the critical role that renewable energy plays in creating a sustainable and resilient future. Today, I want to share the immense importance renewable energy plays in achieving energy independence for our great state of Wisconsin.

Energy independence is about more than just reducing our reliance on fossil fuels. It ensures that our energy needs are met through locally produced, clean sources that benefit our economy, environment, and communities. Renewable energy is at the heart of the transition to energy independence. This transition will promote:

  • Community Empowerment: Wisconsin has less than 1% customer-owned clean energy sources. Local renewable energy projects empower residents, businesses, and communities by giving them greater control over their energy sources.
  • Energy Security: As a state, Wisconsin spends over $10 billion each year importing fuels to power our energy sector. Diversifying our energy mix with renewables enhances our energy security by reducing our dependence on imported fuels, making our state less vulnerable to external disruptions and price volatility.
  • Economic Benefits: Costs of solar and wind have declined significantly, making renewable energy investments the best option for our energy production. Investing in more renewable energy creates local jobs, stimulates the economy, and keeps energy dollars in our state.
  • Environmental Protection: Temperatures in Wisconsin have risen 3 degrees since 1950, and our precipitation has increased by 17% over that time. Renewable energy resources emit no greenhouse gases, which helps protect our natural landscapes, improve air and water quality, and mitigate the worst effects of climate change.

At RENEW Wisconsin, we are committed to advancing renewable energy initiatives that drive us toward energy independence. However, we cannot do this work alone. With your support, we can advocate for stronger policies, promote groundbreaking projects, and educate the public on the importance of clean energy.

Renew your commitment to Wisconsin’s energy future by donating today. Thank you for your unwavering dedication to an independent energy future for Wisconsin.


We appreciate your support!

Ismaeel Chartier

Development Director, RENEW Wisconsin