Conservation

Wisconsin consumes nearly 6 times as much energy as it produces. I would work hard to increase renewable energy sources such as solar panels on homes and in solar energy farms, wind turbine power, and reduce our consumption of coal. Ben purchased a hybrid vehicle to mitigate his own effect on CO2 levels but would like to incentivize this switch for other Wisconsin drivers through tax credits and lower registration fees. When current buses for public transit and school transportation are due to be replaced, electric versions should be a top priority. I would also task government and private entities to monitor and reduce their energy consumption through conservation efforts.