From a story by Kristen Elicerio on WKBT-TV (La Crosse):
$16 billion dollars leaves the state of Wisconsin each year in fuel costs. In an effort to get a portion of that money back, the state has set a goal to have 25 percent of the state’s fuel come from renewable sources by the year 2025.
Monday members of the Wisconsin Public Service Commission and Wisconsin Department of Commerce toured renewable energy projects in La Crosse.
One of their stops was the City Brewery to tour the project that converts brewery waste into electricity for Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center.
“Some people do these projects because they feel it’s the right thing to do, and I think that’s an appropriate way to approach it. Others are going to do it because it makes economic sense and that’s going to drive a lot of these projects,” said Public Service Commission of Wisconsin Chairperson, Eric Callisto.
Policy leaders say that by adding more projects like this it’s estimated nearly 15,000 jobs will be created in the sate, something that makes Wisconsin a leader.