Although the Clean Energy Jobs Act failed to come up for a vote in the legislature, we offer documents associated with Bill AB649 that provide analysis that may be useful in other initiatives.


CEJA - Clean Energy Jobs Act 2010

pointer Summary of CEJA Provisions

The Public Service Commission released a cost study of the CEJA substitute amendment, with the following primary findings:

  • CEJA will save Wisconsin electricity customers $1.4 billion over the next 15 years compared to business as usual, even without any federal carbon regulation.
  • With federal carbon regulation, CEJA will save Wisconsin electricity customers $6.4 billion over the next 15 years compared to business as usual.
  • Average utility bills will be lower with CEJA compared to business as usual, regardless of federal carbon regulation.

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Financial Analysis on Tariff Provision

Advanced Renewable Tariffs-Impact on typical Wisconsin residential customers

Rate Impact Analysis
Rate Impact Analysis Appendix Document
Letter to Committee Chairs on Rate Impacts   
Renewable Portfolio Increase-Impact on utility ratepayers

Letter from PSC Chair Eric Callisto to the Assembly Select Committee addressing the cost impacts of a 25% by 2025 renewable energy standard to utility ratepayers

Background Information on the Clean Energy Jobs Act

  • The Clean Energy Jobs Act (AB 649/SB 450) was introduced January 7, 2010. The bill, sponsored by four legislative committee chairs (Sens. Miller and Plale, Reps. Soletski and Black)  incorporates several energy-related policies recommended by Governor Doyle’s Global Warming Task Force. If adopted, it would increase the state’s Renewable Energy Standard to 25% by 2025. It would institute renewable energy buyback rates that would stimulate the installation of smaller-scale renewable generation. The bill also expands the list of eligible renewable energy energy resources to include solar hot water systems, solar light fixtures, biomass heating systems, and renewable natural gas (from dairy sources).