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Focus on Energy

Dec 9, 2021

As new head of Focus on Energy, Stefanik sees plenty of room for more energy efficiency

Lisa Stefanik traces her drive to protect the environment and help find ways to save energy to her growing up on a family farm in Green County’s village of Albany.

Oct 8, 2021

Stefanik to lead to Focus on Energy

Focus on Energy, Wisconsin’s energy-efficiency program, is welcoming a new managing director: Lisa Stefanik. Stefanik returns to the program after spending eight years in implementation, advisory and evaluation roles in […]

Jun 13, 2017

Focus on Energy issues RFP for energy-efficiency program

Focus on Energy is looking to help pay for large energy-efficiency projects in the state.

Dec 7, 2016

Focus on Energy gets more money to push energy efficiency

As Wisconsin’s Focus on Energy program moves into 2017 with more money for renewable-energy incentives, state officials are shining the spotlight on work done to make buildings save power.

Mar 31, 2016

Industry comes up short in resistance to Focus on Energy bill

Several of Wisconsin’s biggest construction and design firms have lost their campaign to halt legislation that they warn will take $7 million a year out of a program meant to promote conservation and renewable energy.

Mar 25, 2016

Wisconsin among growing list of states scaling back solar incentives

Wisconsin is on its way to joining other states that are curtailing incentives to encourage the use of solar-energy equipment, leaving installers around the state to wonder what’s next for their businesses.

Mar 4, 2016

Miron, Graef, others speak out against proposed cut to Focus on Energy program

Miron Construction has put its name on a memorandum calling on state lawmakers to not support a bill provision that would greatly curtail the amount of money set aside every year for a program that subsidizes renewable-energy and energy-efficiency projects.

Jul 22, 2014

State to continue renewable-energy rebates

Renewable-energy advocates breathed a partial sigh of relief Tuesday when state regulators leaned toward continuing to offer rebates on solar arrays, wind turbines and similar projects.

Feb 1, 2012

Regulators defend renewable energy cuts

Wisconsin regulators are defending a decision to cut renewable energy funding from a popular utilities program despite criticism from businesses around the state.

Oct 24, 2011

Study: More than 300 Wis. companies involved in solar, wind energy

The Environmental Law and Policy Center’s new study of Wisconsin’s solar and wind energy supply chain has found that 171 Wisconsin companies are part of the wind energy supply chain, and 135 companies in the state are part of the solar energy supply chain.

Jun 13, 2011

Software firm invests in solar ‘farm’

By THOMAS CONTENT Milwaukee Journal Sentinel VERONA, Wis. (AP) — By the end of the year, the largest solar project yet built in Wisconsin will take shape in the rolling […]

Apr 15, 2011

Contractors stuck waiting for Milwaukee program benefits

By Jack Zemlicka A city of Milwaukee program offering residents an opportunity to improve the energy efficiency of their homes while providing work for local contractors has been slow to […]


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