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New Report: Solar Capacity in Wisconsin Grew 17% in 2013

Today, Wisconsin Environment Research & Policy Center released a new report: Lighting the Way: The Ten States that Helped Drive America’s Solar Energy Boom in 2013,  showing strong solar growth across the nation including a 17% increase in Wisconsin in 2013.   The report emphasizes that it is not availability of sunlight that makes states solar leaders, but the degree to which state and local governments have created effective public policy to help capture the virtually unlimited and pollution-free energy from the sun.

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2,793,000 Pounds of Toxic Chemicals Dumped into Wisconsin’s Waterways

Madison, WI--Industrial facilities dumped 2,793,000 pounds of toxic chemicals into Wisconsin’s waterways in 2012, according to a new report by Wisconsin Environment Research & Policy Center. The “Wasting Our Waters” report comes as the Environmental Protection Agency considers a new rule to restore Clean Water Act protections to thousands of waterways in Wisconsin and across the nation.

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New Report: Highlights Solar Energy in Milwaukee and Other Major U.S. Cities

Today, Wisconsin Environment was joined at [X solar home in the Riverwest neighborhood of Milwaukee] by Alderman Nik Kovac, Milwaukee Shines, and [X solar homeowner], to release a new report, “Shining Cities: At the Forefront of America’s Solar Energy Revolution.” The report provides a first-of-its-kind comparative look at the growth of solar power in major American cities. 

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EPA Proposes Biggest Step for Clean Water in a Decade

Madison, WI - Today, in the biggest step forward for clean water in more than a decade, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule to close loopholes in the Clean Water Act that leave 53% of Wisconsin’s streams and millions of acres of wetlands at risk of unchecked pollution and development. 

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Global Warming has Winter Games Skating on Thin Ice

Today, as the world’s attention remains captured by the Sochi Olympic Games, Wisconsin Environment released a summary of global warming impacts on Winter Olympic sports, and highlighted the need to act urgently to reduce the carbon pollution fueling global warming.

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