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News Release | Wisconsin Environment

Hundreds turn out in Chicago to support U.S. EPA's Mercury and Air Toxics Rule for power plants

Madison, WI—The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) solicited public input for their recently proposed Mercury and Air Toxics Rule for power plants at a hearing held today in Chicago. Hundreds of people turned out to show support for this critically important public health protection.

News Release | Wisconsin Environment

President Obama Highlights Renewable Energy as a Bright Spot in Wisconsin's Economy

MADISON: President Obama travels to Manitowoc on Wednesday to visit Orion Energy Systems as part of his Main Street tour. Ahead of the visit, Orion announced that they expect to increase their operating revenue by 54% in the third quarter compared to the same time period last year.

News Release | Wisconsin Environment

Solar jobs census ranks Wisconsin fifth in nation

Madison, Wisconsin – Wisconsin Environment today released a new report from the Solar Foundation, a nonprofit solar education and research organization. The report found that Wisconsin as the 5th most solar related jobs in the country with an estimated 6,000 people employed by the solar industry.

News Release | Wisconsin Environment

401 Beach closings at Wisconsin beaches

MADISON – This summer, as Wisconsinites head to their favorite beaches across the state, Wisconsin Environment reported there were 401 beach closings and advisories at Lake Michigan and Lake Superior beaches due to pollution in 2009, a drop from the previous year according to the Natural Resource Defense Council’s 20th annual beach water quality report.

News Release | Wisconsin Environment

Wisconsin is "Ready to Shine" With Solar Energy

MILWAUKEE - Today in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Environment was joined by local business and labor leaders to release a new report outlining Wisconsin’s solar potential. Citing the report’s findings, the speakers called for passage of the Clean Energy Jobs Act to boost Wisconsin’s solar industry. The event was held at the residence of a local homeowner who recently added solar panels to meet on-site electric and hot water needs.