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Senate Bill 459

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
2005 Wisconsin Act 141
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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  
For
Report Date
3/14/2006

None
Report Date
3/1/2006

American Lung Association of Wisconsin Inc Notified Date 12/2/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
12/2/2005

ATC Management Inc. (formerly American Transmission Co. LLC) Notified Date 12/14/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
12/14/2005

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  
For
Report Date
2/14/2006

Other
Report Date
1/10/2006

Dairy Business Association Notified Date 2/21/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
2/21/2006

Dairyland Power Cooperative Notified Date 12/15/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/15/2006

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.
General Electric Company Notified Date 2/27/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/27/2006

Invenergy Wind LLC Notified Date 11/30/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
11/30/2005

Johnson Controls Inc Notified Date 12/23/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
12/23/2005

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 12/15/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
12/15/2005

Comments
General support for bill. Amendments anticipated soon that we will testify in favor.
Madison Audubon Society Inc Notified Date 1/18/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
1/18/2006

Madison Gas & Electric Company Notified Date 12/7/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
3/3/2006

For
Report Date
12/7/2005

Comments
General support subject some modifications
Midwest Food Processors Association Inc Notified Date 2/23/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
2/23/2006

Municipal Electric Utilities of Wisconsin Notified Date 12/20/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/21/2006

Other
Report Date
12/20/2005

National Federation of Independent Business Notified Date 12/6/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
12/6/2005

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
St Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin Notified Date 2/1/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
2/1/2006

Union of Concerned Scientists Notified Date 2/7/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
2/7/2006

Comments
The bill needs to provide secure and adequate funding for Public Benefits and not gut the Energy Priorities Law.
Wisconsin Bankers Association Notified Date 12/9/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
12/9/2005

Wisconsin Builders Association Notified Date 12/16/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
12/16/2005

Wisconsin Education Association Council Notified Date 1/13/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
1/13/2006

Wisconsin Energy Corporation Notified Date 2/14/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/14/2006

Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation Notified Date 3/6/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
3/6/2006

Wisconsin Federation of Cooperatives Notified Date 12/15/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/21/2006

None
Report Date
12/15/2005

Wisconsin Federation of Teachers Notified Date 3/3/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
3/3/2006

Wisconsin Industrial Energy Group Inc Notified Date 1/31/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
1/31/2006

Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters (WLCV) Notified Date 12/15/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
3/2/2006

Other
Report Date
12/15/2005

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 11/30/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
11/30/2005

Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group (WISPIRG) Notified Date 12/6/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/21/2006

Other
Report Date
12/6/2005

Comments
We can not support this bill unless there is secure and adequate funding for the public benefits fund and all references to the state being in compliance with the State Energy Policy Act are removed.
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 12/6/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
None
Report Date
12/6/2005

Wisconsin State AFL-CIO Notified Date 2/20/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/20/2006

Wisconsin State Council of Carpenters Notified Date 2/6/2006 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
2/22/2006

None
Report Date
2/6/2006

Wisconsin Utilities Association Inc Notified Date 12/1/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
12/1/2005

Wisconsins Environmental Decade Inc Notified Date 12/20/2005 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
12/20/2005

Comments
We support the Gov's EE & RE Task Force recommendations. Though the initial bill draft doesn't reflect all the recommendations we are confident that the Energy Committee will amend it to do so, at which point we will strongly support the bill.

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
984.00
2006
January - June
2221.00
2006
July - December
Total 3205.00
Alliant Energy Corp. 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
342.00
2006
January - June
434.00
2006
July - December
Total 776.00
American Chemistry Council (formerly American Plastics Council Inc) 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
6.00
2006
July - December
Total 6.00
ATC Management Inc. (formerly American Transmission Co. LLC) 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
7.00
2006
January - June
15.00
2006
July - December
Total 22.00
Citizens Utility Board 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
128.00
2006
July - December
Total 128.00
Customers First! Coalition 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
21.00
2006
January - June
80.00
2006
July - December
Total 101.00
Dairyland Power Cooperative 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
88.00
2006
July - December
Total 88.00
Energy Efficiency & Renewables Group (EERG) 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
221.00
2006
January - June
263.00
2006
July - December
Total 484.00
Invenergy Wind LLC 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
43.00
2006
January - June
28.00
2006
July - December
Total 71.00
Johnson Controls Inc 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
17.00
2006
July - December
Total 17.00
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Inc 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
1.00
2006
July - December
Total 1.00
Local Union 2150 IBEW 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
34.00
2006
January - June
45.00
2006
July - December
Total 79.00
Madison Gas & Electric Company 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
5.00
2006
January - June
27.00
2006
July - December
Total 32.00
Midwest Food Processors Association Inc 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
13.00
2006
July - December
Total 13.00
Municipal Electric Utilities of Wisconsin 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
3.00
2006
January - June
10.00
2006
July - December
Total 13.00
Northern States Power d/b/a Xcel Energy 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
21.00
2006
January - June
133.00
2006
July - December
Total 154.00
Orion Lighting & Energy Services 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
28.00
2006
January - June
42.00
2006
July - December
Total 70.00
RENEW Wisconsin 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
8.00
2006
July - December
Total 8.00
Sierra Club - John Muir Chapter 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
16.00
2006
January - June
9.00
2006
July - December
Total 25.00
Union of Concerned Scientists 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
56.00
2006
July - December
Total 56.00
Wisconsin Energy Corporation 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
321.00
2006
July - December
Total 321.00
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
1.00
2006
January - June
2006
July - December
Total 1.00
Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters (WLCV) 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
26.00
2006
January - June
33.00
2006
July - December
Total 59.00
Wisconsin Paper Council 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
46.00
2006
July - December
Total 46.00
Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group (WISPIRG) 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
114.00
2006
January - June
144.00
2006
July - December
Total 258.00
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 State AFL-CIO 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
2006
January - June
83.00
2006
July - December
Total 83.00
Wisconsin Utilities Association Inc 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
11.00
2006
January - June
7.00
2006
July - December
Total 18.00
Wisconsins Environmental Decade Inc 2005
January - June
2005
July - December
24.00
2006
January - June
126.00
2006
July - December
Total 150.00