Climate Action Plan (Wisconsin)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||Wisconsin|
|Name||Climate Action Plan (Wisconsin)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Climate Policies|
|Affected Technologies||Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Wave Energy, Wind energy|
|Implementing Sector|| State/Province
|Primary Website|| http://dnr.wi.gov/climatechange/
|Last Review|| 2014-09-15
|Information Source||WICCI: http://www.wicci.wisc.edu/, Center for Climate Strategies: http://www.climatestrategies.us/policy_tracker/policy/index/50|
In April 2007, Governor Doyle signed Executive Order 191 which brought together a prominent and diverse group of key Wisconsin business, industry, government, energy and environmental leaders to create a Task Force on Global Warming. The Task Force proposed measures to reduce a variety of the state's greenhouse gas emissions. In July 2008, the Task Force voted overwhelmingly to approve the final report and recommendations, Wisconsin's Strategy for Reducing Global Warming, and forwarded the document on to Governor Doyle for consideration.
WICCI formed in 2007 and is a partnership between the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the University of Wisconsin–Madison's Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. The goal of WICCI is to assess and anticipate climate change impacts on Wisconsin's natural resources, ecosystems, regions and industries (including agriculture, tourism and other human activities) and develop and recommend adaptation strategies that can be implemented by businesses, farmers, public health officials, municipalities, wildlife managers and other stakeholders.
|Contact Name||Carolyn Betz|
|Department||University of Wisconsin|
|Division|| WICCI Program Manager
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1|| Executive Order 191