Wisconsin Senate Schedules Hearings for Global Warming Legislation

Senators Jeff Plale and Mark Miller today announced a series of hearings on Gov. Doyle’s global warming bill, dubbed the “Clean Energy Jobs Act.” The 174-page bill (SB 450/AB 649) would considerably alter Wisconsin’s economy. For more information about what is in the bill, see Hamilton Consulting’s analysis.

Below is a schedule of hearings on particular topics within the omnibus legislation: 

  • 10:45 a.m., Wed., Jan 20: Informational hearing (Room 412-E).
  • 10 a.m., Wed., Jan. 27: Public hearing focusing on: Public Service Commission, industrial energy incentives (412-E).
  • 10 a.m., Wed., Feb. 10: Public hearing focusing on: Vehicles; fuels, planning, transportation infrastructure; energy efficient buildings and equipment; bioenergy (412-E).
  • 10 a.m., Thu., Feb. 11: Public hearing on: Goals, program coordination and evaluation, public education, state and local government, cap and trade report (412-E).