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Wisconsin's Task Force on Global Warming has finalized its report on addressing global warming in the state. The 29-member task force, made up of environmental, agricultural, industry, citizen, tribal and utility leaders, will now forward the report to Gov. Doyle, D-Wis., for consideration.

"The stringent emission reduction targets, combined with substantial new investments in energy conservation and efficiency and increased reliance on homegrown renewable power, will establish Wisconsin as a national leader on climate change while helping the state achieve greater energy independence in the years to come," says Tia Nelson, co-chair of the task force.

The task force agreed on a group of interim targets to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 2005 levels by 2014, and to 1990 levels by 2022. The long-term targets include a goal to reach 75% reduction from 2005 levels by 2050.

The report makes over 50 actionable policy recommendations in the utility, transportation, agriculture, forestry and industry sectors, as well as a number of recommendations in other areas, including support for a proposed federal or regional GHG cap-and-trade program.

For more information, visit dnr.wi.gov

SOURCE: Office of Gov. Jim Doyle


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