WECC: Applauds Senate Committee Recommendation

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– Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Information Technology Unanimously Recommends Passage of SB 459 –

MADISON, Wis. (February 20, 2006) – The five-to-zero vote to recommend State Senate passage of bill SB 459 is being applauded today by the Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation (WECC). The bill recognizes and supports the important role in Wisconsin for energy efficiency and renewable energy to help control our energy prices, increase economic development and provide significant environmental benefits.

“This bill is an excellent example of the progress we can make with a strong collaborative approach to the critical issues facing our state,” said Janet Brandt, WECC Executive Director. “Consumers and businesses across Wisconsin have sounded the alarm on rising energy costs and declared their support for secure and adequate funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy to control long-term energy costs. The Senate Committee’s unanimous vote sends a strong message that our leaders have listened to their constituents and are ready to ensure speedy passage.”

WECC would especially like to acknowledge the work of Senator Robert Cowles (R- Green Bay) and Representative Phil Montgomery (R- Ashwaubenon) for their commitment and leadership on this important piece of legislation.

About the Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation
Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation is a nonprofit organization based in Madison, Wis. Established in 1980, WECC is a national leader in designing and implementing energy efficiency and renewable energy programs that partner with private businesses to deliver value to consumers. It champions innovative energy initiatives that deliver short- and long-term economic and environmental benefits to consumers, businesses and policy makers. For more information about WECC, call 800.969.9322 or visit weccusa.org.