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Governor Urges Lawmakers to Pass 'POWER Initiative'

The two-part POWER Initiative is focused on helping Wisconsin businesses, local governments, and homeowners take advantage of renewable energy fuels and technology in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin's governor is hoping state lawmakers will approve a proposed energy program before the current Legislative session ends for the year. On Tuesday, Jim Doyle called on the Joint Finance Committee to pass his 'Promoting Our Wisconsin Energy Resources,' or POWER Initiative, which is designed to help businesses and families utilize renewable fuels and attract more E-85 fueling stations to the state.

The Governor also joined with the State of Michigan in launching an online petition urging President Bush and Congress to cap excessive oil company profits and eliminate $10 billion of taxpayer subsidies directed at the oil industry.

"Families across Wisconsin are feeling squeezed by outrageous gas prices," Doyle said. "My initiative will help Wisconsin families and businesses lower their energy costs and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. I'm urging the Joint Finance Committee to act and provide real relief to families who need it."

The two-part POWER Initiative is focused on helping Wisconsin businesses, local governments, and homeowners take advantage of renewable energy fuels and technology in Wisconsin.

Part I includes $225,000 in grants to help facilitate the use of renewable... more [truncated due to possible copyright]  
Wisconsin's governor is hoping state lawmakers will approve a proposed energy program before the current Legislative session ends for the year. On Tuesday, Jim Doyle called on the Joint Finance Committee to pass his 'Promoting Our Wisconsin Energy Resources,' or POWER Initiative, which is designed to help businesses and families utilize renewable fuels and attract more E-85 fueling stations to the state.

The Governor also joined with the State of Michigan in launching an online petition urging President Bush and Congress to cap excessive oil company profits and eliminate $10 billion of taxpayer subsidies directed at the oil industry.

"Families across Wisconsin are feeling squeezed by outrageous gas prices," Doyle said. "My initiative will help Wisconsin families and businesses lower their energy costs and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. I'm urging the Joint Finance Committee to act and provide real relief to families who need it."

The two-part POWER Initiative is focused on helping Wisconsin businesses, local governments, and homeowners take advantage of renewable energy fuels and technology in Wisconsin.

Part I includes $225,000 in grants to help facilitate the use of renewable energy sources such as wind, hydro, and biomass. And part II includes $335,000 that will be used to increase the number of E-85 pumps in Wisconsin.

E-85 is fuel made with 85 percent ethanol, and 15 percent gasoline. Earlier this year, Doyle directed State Administration Secretary Steve Bablitch and Agriculture Secretary Rod Nilsestuen to look into how the state can attract more E85 pumps, making the use of this fuel more convenient for Wisconsin families.


Source: http://www.wisconsinagconne...

MAY 3 2006
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