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Wis. lawmakers drop California emissions in bill

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats have revised a sweeping renewable energy bill, dropping requirements calling for new vehicle emission standards and low-carbon fuel.

The bill’s authors, Rep. Spencer Black, a Madison Democrat, and Sen. Mark Miller, a Monona Democrat, left provisions allowing nuclear plants in the bill.

They added provisions requiring that by 2025 at least 1 percent of renewable energy in the state annually must come from facilities that produce 10 megawatts or less and the state to study microgeneration equipment.

Republicans and business groups balked at the original version of the bill, contending it would cost thousands of jobs. Supporters counter it would create jobs in the energy sector.

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