E4, Inc

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Private foundation dedicated to promoting the environmental and economic benefits of energy efficiency.

Lobbying Interests:
Energy policy, utility regulation, environmental policy, economic policy relating to energy.

Title:
Secretary

Contact
ER
Elizabeth Rich
637 Walton Dr, Suite #1
Plymouth, WI 53073
(920) 892-2449
(866) 432-7226
erich@rich-law.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Elizabeth Rich Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 3/31/2009 Withdrawn On N/A
Timothy Hoven Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 6/8/2009 Withdrawn On N/A
Ryan Natzke Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 6/8/2009 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 401
Assembly Bill 401
Relating to: creation of renewable resource credits by electric providers and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/2/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Assembly Bill 649
Assembly Bill 649
Relating to: goals for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, for construction of zero net energy buildings and for energy conservation; information, analyses, reports, education, and training concerning greenhouse gas emissions and climate change; energy...

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
1/19/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 273
Senate Bill 273
Relating to: creation of renewable resource credits by electric providers and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

2009 Wisconsin Act 406

For
Notification Date
9/2/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 450
Senate Bill 450
Relating to: goals for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, for construction of zero net energy buildings and for energy conservation; information, analyses, reports, education, and training concerning greenhouse gas emissions and climate change; energy...

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
1/19/2010
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Renewable energy and efficiency.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Renewable energy and efficiency.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
7/29/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Renewable portfolio standard.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Renewable portfolio standard.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
7/29/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to: LRB-2962/2 - relating to direct use renewable energy.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to: LRB-2962/2 - relating to direct use renewable energy.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
7/29/2009
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Application by WPL (Alliant Energies) to build Cassville Coal fired plant
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Application by WPL (Alliant Energies) to build Cassville Coal fired plant

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
8/11/2008
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Global Warming Task Force
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Global Warming Task Force

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative Matter and Rule

Notification Date
8/11/2008
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Decoupling-removing disincentives for utilities to invest in energy efficiency
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Decoupling-removing disincentives for utilities to invest in energy efficiency

Action Intended To Affect
Rule (by a state agency)

Notification Date
1/31/2008
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Senate Bill 81-Safe Climate Act
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Senate Bill 81-Safe Climate Act

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/31/2008
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2009
January - June
$17,673.63
2009
July - December
$31,873.37
2010
January - June
$13,406.99
2010
July - December
$14,900.62
Total $77,854.61
Total Hours Communicating 2009
January - June
1.50
2009
July - December
33.50
2010
January - June
31.75
2010
July - December
9.25
Total 76.00
Total Hours Other 2009
January - June
37.45
2009
July - December
90.50
2010
January - June
84.25
2010
July - December
47.50
Total 259.70

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: goals for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, for construction of zero net energy buildings and for energy conservation; information, analyses, reports, education, and training concerning greenhouse gas emissions and climate change; energy efficiency and renewable resource programs; renewable energy requirements of electric utilities and retail cooperatives; requiring electric utilities to purchase renewable energy from certain renewable facilities in their service territories; authority of the Public Service Commission over nuclear power plants; motor vehicle emission limitations; a low carbon standard for transportation fuels; the brownfield site assessment grant program, the main street program, the brownfields grant program, the forward innovation fund, grants to local governments for planning activities, the transportation facilities economic assistance and development program, a model parking ordinance; surface transportation planning by the Department of Transportation and metropolitan planning organizations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; environmental evaluations for transportation projects; idling limits for certain vehicles; energy conservation codes for public buildings, places of employment, one- and two-family dwellings, and agricultural facilities; design standards for state buildings; energy efficiency standards for certain consumer audio and video devices, boiler inspection requirements; greenhouse gas emissions and energy use by certain state agencies and state assistance to school districts in achieving energy efficiencies; creating an exception to local levy limits for amounts spent on energy efficiency measures; creating an energy crop reserve program; identification of private forest land, promoting sequestration of carbon in forests, qualifying practices and cost-share requirements under the forest grant program established by the Department of Natural Resources; air pollution permits for certain stationary sources reducing greenhouse gas emissions; allocating a portion of existing tax-exempt industrial development revenue bonding to clean energy manufacturing facilities and renewable power generating facilities; requiring a report on certain programs to limit greenhouse gas emissions; granting rule-making authority; requiring the exercise of rule-making authority; and providing a penalty.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
10 %
2010
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: goals for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, for construction of zero net energy buildings and for energy conservation; information, analyses, reports, education, and training concerning greenhouse gas emissions and climate change; energy efficiency and renewable resource programs; renewable energy requirements of electric utilities and retail cooperatives; requiring electric utilities to purchase renewable energy from certain renewable facilities in their service territories; authority of the Public Service Commission over nuclear power plants; motor vehicle emission limitations; a low carbon standard for transportation fuels; the brownfield site assessment grant program, the main street program, the brownfields grant program, the forward innovation fund, grants to local governments for planning activities, the transportation facilities economic assistance and development program, a model parking ordinance; surface transportation planning by the Department of Transportation and metropolitan planning organizations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; environmental evaluations for transportation projects; idling limits for certain vehicles; energy conservation codes for public buildings, places of employment, one- and two-family dwellings, and agricultural facilities; design standards for state buildings; energy efficiency standards for certain consumer audio and video devices, boiler inspection requirements; greenhouse gas emissions and energy use by certain state agencies and state assistance to school districts in achieving energy efficiencies; creating an exception to local levy limits for amounts spent on energy efficiency measures; creating an energy crop reserve program; identification of private forest land, promoting sequestration of carbon in forests, qualifying practices and cost-share requirements under the forest grant program established by the Department of Natural Resources; air pollution permits for certain stationary sources reducing greenhouse gas emissions; allocating a portion of existing tax-exempt industrial development revenue bonding to clean energy manufacturing facilities and renewable power generating facilities; requiring a report on certain programs to limit greenhouse gas emissions; granting rule-making authority; requiring the exercise of rule-making authority; and providing a penalty.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
10 %
2010
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: creation of renewable resource credits by electric providers and granting rule-making authority.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
20 %
2010
July - December
Total 7 %
Relating to: creation of renewable resource credits by electric providers and granting rule-making authority.
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
50 %
2010
July - December
Total 17 %

Budget Bill Subjects

No budget bill subjects found.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
90 %
2009
July - December
30 %
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
70 %
Total 33 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
25 %
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
20 %
Total 13 %
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
40 %
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total 15 %

Minor Efforts

(Time spent on matters each of which accounted for less than 10% of the organization's lobbying.)

Minor Efforts
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
10 %
2009
July - December
5 %
2010
January - June
5 %
2010
July - December
5 %
Total 6 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

  • Gubernatorial nominations
  • Matters on which the organization made no lobbying communication

Other Matters
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
2010
July - December
Total
2009
January - June
2009
July - December
2010
January - June
5 %
2010
July - December
5 %
Total 3 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures