Our farms and working lands should be producing the energy to power our state. We need to restore incentives and policies to produce more solar, wind, biomass and other renewable energies here in rural Wisconsin. Wisconsin citizens pay some of the highest rates in the nation for electricity. We can become more energy independent, and keep more of our energy dollars here at home by producing our own renewable energy – generating year-round income to help diversify operations for farms of all sizes.
As Governor, Tony will:
- Support policies to encourage farm operators and third-party system operators to invest in small and mid-scale producer-owned solar and wind power
- Strengthen state incentives for renewable energy and adopt consistent rules on utility rates for customer-produced power
- Increase our investment in research, development and installation of renewable energy power sources through our UW System and UW-Extension