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Assembly Bill 841

Relating To: administration and funding of programs for utility public benefits; renewable energy requirements for utilities and retail electric cooperatives; energy efficiency requirements for state construction; revising and reviewing the state energy conservation code; state use of renewable energy resources; anaerobic digestor research; and granting rule-making authority.
Bill Text and History
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Lobbying Principals

Principal Name Notified Date Communication Date Comments Supporting Documentation  
AARP Notified Date 2/13/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/13/2006

Alliant Energy Corp. Notified Date 1/3/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
1/3/2006

American Chemistry Council (formerly American Plastics Council Inc) Notified Date 3/1/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
3/1/2006

Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin Inc Notified Date 11/28/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
11/28/2005

Citizens Utility Board Notified Date 1/30/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
1/30/2006

Customers First! Coalition Notified Date 1/10/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
1/10/2006

Dairyland Power Cooperative Notified Date 12/15/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
12/15/2005

Energy Efficiency & Renewables Group (EERG) Notified Date 11/30/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
11/30/2005

Comments
EERG supports implementation of the consensus recommendations of the bipartisan Task Force on Energy Efficiency and Renewables. This bill is an excellent first step in that direction.
Invenergy Wind LLC Notified Date 11/28/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
11/28/2005

Johnson Controls Inc Notified Date 11/28/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
11/28/2005

League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Inc Notified Date 12/16/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
12/16/2005

Local Union 2150 IBEW Notified Date 11/30/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
11/30/2005

Comments
While the bill needs changes to meet the intentions of the Energy Task Force; the bill as introduced is a major step forward as an economic development package that helps protect Wisconsin's environment.
Madison Gas & Electric Company Notified Date 11/28/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
11/28/2005

Comments
Overall support. Some modifications and clarifications still needed.
Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce Notified Date 1/27/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
1/27/2006

Municipal Electric Utilities of Wisconsin Notified Date 11/28/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
11/28/2005

Comments
Subject to technical changes and fine tuning
Northern States Power d/b/a Xcel Energy Notified Date 11/30/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
11/30/2005

Orion Lighting & Energy Services Notified Date 11/30/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
11/30/2005

RENEW Wisconsin Notified Date 2/23/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/23/2006

Comments
RENEW Wisconsin supports the provisions of the bill to increase energy efficiency and generation of electricity from Wisconsin-based renewable fuel sources -- solar, wind, and biomass.
Sierra Club - John Muir Chapter Notified Date 12/6/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
12/6/2005

Comments
Must OPPOSE unless significant changes are included to reflect the bi-partisan Task Force no Energy Efficiency and Renewables.11-05
Wisconsin Builders Association Notified Date 12/16/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
12/16/2005

Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation Notified Date 1/13/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
1/13/2006

Wisconsin Federation of Cooperatives Notified Date 11/28/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
11/28/2005

Comments
support when amended
Wisconsin Industrial Energy Group Inc Notified Date 12/1/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
12/1/2005

Comments
Will be monitoring and working with other consumer groups to determine the bills impacts to utility customers. We have not yet taken a position on this bill.
Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce Notified Date 11/30/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
11/30/2005

Wisconsin Merchants Federation Notified Date 11/30/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
11/30/2005

Wisconsin Paper Council Notified Date 11/28/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Wisconsin Public Power Inc Notified Date 12/6/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
12/6/2005

Wisconsin Public Service Corporation Notified Date 12/19/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
12/19/2005

Wisconsin Society of Architects Notified Date 11/30/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
11/30/2005

Wisconsin Utilities Association Inc Notified Date 11/28/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
11/28/2005

Wisconsin Utility Investors Inc Notified Date 11/28/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
11/28/2005

Lobbying Efforts

  2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total
Total Hours Of Effort On This Matter 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
240.00
2006
January - June
238.00
2006
July - December
6.00
Total 484.00
American Chemistry Council (formerly American Plastics Council Inc) 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
3.00
2006
July - December
Total 3.00
Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin Inc 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
12.00
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 12.00
Energy Efficiency & Renewables Group (EERG) 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
32.00
2006
January - June
132.00
2006
July - December
Total 164.00
Johnson Controls Inc 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
25.00
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 25.00
Local Union 2150 IBEW 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
34.00
2006
January - June
45.00
2006
July - December
Total 79.00
Northern States Power d/b/a Xcel Energy 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
48.00
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 48.00
Wisconsin Federation of Cooperatives 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
12.00
2006
July - December
Total 12.00
Wisconsin Industrial Energy Group Inc 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
9.00
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 9.00
Wisconsin Public Power Inc 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
33.00
2006
January - June
30.00
2006
July - December
Total 63.00
Wisconsin Public Service Corporation 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
34.00
2006
January - June
16.00
2006
July - December
Total 50.00
Wisconsin Utilities Association Inc 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
11.00
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
6.00
Total 17.00
Wisconsin Utility Investors Inc 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2.00
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 2.00