Contact: Scott Coenen
MADISON, Wis. (September 24, 2018) – The Wisconsin Conservative Energy Forum (WisCEF), a non-profit organization dedicated to educating policymakers and the public on the economic benefits of renewable energy and promoting conservative energy solutions, is hosting an Advancing Wisconsin’s Clean Energy Economy Conference on Thursday, September 27, at the Madison Concourse Hotel. During the event, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, the keynote speaker, will present a formal proclamation that the state of Wisconsin is participating in National Clean Energy Week, which runs Sept. 24-28.
“The costs of renewable energy technologies like solar, wind and bioenergy continue to rapidly decline, and Wisconsin’s transition to these affordable and reliable energy sources is creating thousands of jobs across the state, improving grid security, and saving ratepayers money,” said Scott Coenen, executive director of WisCEF. “We must shift our thinking on how best to move forward, leveraging the market-driven transition to clean energy that is already occurring, to ensure Wisconsin’s dominance as an energy leader and attract further jobs and investment. WisCEF is thrilled to host this conversation among state leaders and those invested in Wisconsin’s energy future to examine the vast economic benefits that clean energy can provide our state.”
The event is open to the public and features representatives from the Clean Energy Business Network and CRES Forum, along with Public Service Commission Chairman Lon Roberts, who will deliver opening remarks. During Kleefisch’s keynote address, she is expected to announce the importance of Wisconsin’s participation in National Clean Energy Week, focusing on the administration’s goal of advancing support for our nation’s energy sector through new methods of market development, policy changes and technological innovations.