SOUL's focus now becomes the
lack of energy realities in Wisconsin. This is a statewide movement in response
to several factors:
- Wisconsin, a Midwest leader
in low energy prices, now has the highest price for energy in the Midwest
- Wisconsin Public Service
Commission, who are responsible for administration and oversight of electrical
utilities in this state seems to have no clear idea of what is or is not
needed in the way of transmission, generation, or renewable resources.
This undersight, or lack of planning, has in part led to a "rubber stamp"
atmosphere that causes all energy consumers to continue to finance projects
which may not be needed. Our answer to this? A
day moratorium on all
construction and approval of projects to analyze just what it is rate
payers really need to finance would be fiscally responsible. It would
also give the state's renewable energy providers the ability to weigh in on
projects that prior to this point, they did not have an adequate chance to be
a part of due to large utility transmission importation or large generation
facility construction announcements.
- The Wisconsin Public Service
Commission has become a revolving door for either Commissioner or staff to
work to approve a project one day, and go to work for the utility the next.
We feel that signing an agreement upon PSC Service to wait one year before
leaving the PSC for employment in an energy related field or a firm who has
consulting or legal ties to a utility is imperative to maintain integrity of
the Commission, and restore the integrity and consumer confidence that they
are working for the citizens of Wisconsin.
watch as this coalition continues to grow...Wisconsin can turn this around and
once again become a leader...with your help
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