Policy & Advocacy

RENEW Wisconsin advocates for renewable energy in Wisconsin at state and local venues. You can find us hard at work: 

At the Public Service Commission
We talk to the state agency with the authority to make many of Wisconsin’s energy decisions.
Our current priorities.


In the State Capitol
We educate 
State Legislators to advance and protect the interests of clean energy.
Our current priorities.


In your Community
We work with citizens and local governments on policies and projects that support renewable energy growth.
Our current priorities.

Our Current Priorities at the PSC

Focus on Energy

Focus on Energy’s Quadrennial Plan, which will dictate the terms of the Focus on Energy rebates for renewable energy for 2019 through 2022. Learn More

Corporate Buyers Tariffs

We help utilities structure tariffs for large corporate buyers to access clean, renewable energy.  Madison Gas & Electric successfully initiated this model in 2017. Learn More

Net Metering

We help preserve net metering and other distributed generation policies that allow homeowners and businesses to produce their own energy. These issues typically coincide with rate cases that utilities file once every two-to-four years. Learn More

Legislative Proposal Watchlist

Bill AB 760

RENEW Wisconsin is opposed to this change to the regulation of wind energy systems in Wisconsin.  We worked hard to pass bipartisan wind siting legislation in 2009, and there is no reason to revisit these rules.

Bill SB 295

This bill would make every administrative rule in Wisconsin expire automatically every seven years.  This creates an uncertain business and investment environment for utilities and renewable energy project developers, so we oppose this legislation.

We are engaged and following various other pieces of legislation that may affect renewable energy businesses and interests.

Current Local Initiatives

City of Madison 100% renewable energy resolution

The City of Madison passed a resolution to achieve 100% renewable energy. We are working with the City, utilities, and renewable energy developers to meet this goal. Learn More

Dane County’s pursuit of 100% renewable electricity

Dane County is making investments in solar, biogas, clean vehicles, and pursuing efforts to ramp up renewable energy production. RENEW Wisconsin’s Tyler Huebner chairs the County Council’s Electric Generation and Natural Gas Supply working group and Katherine Klausing serves on the Public Engagement working group. Learn More


Property Assessed Clean Energy is a financing mechanism helping building owners invest in energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades. More than 25 Wisconsin counties enable these projects. Learn More

Cheq Bay Renewables

Cheq Bay Renewables is a nonprofit that explores numerous solar and distributed energy projects in the Chequamagon Bay area, including Bayfield, Washburn, Ashland, and beyond. Learn More

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