A Wisconsin Conservative Pushes Back Against GOP Resistance to Solar

A Wisconsin Conservative Pushes Back Against GOP Resistance to Solar

Four years ago, a Wisconsin Republican urged his party to overcome its fear of environmental action, saying that a conservative green movement could strengthen both the economy and GOP candidates. Then he got clobbered.  Now his son is taking a turn. Matt Neumann hopes to convince state officials that Wisconsin needs a big expansion of solar power.  Instead of running for public office, he’s making his energy pitch as president of the Wisconsin Solar Energy Industries Association and as the co-owner of a solar installation business that he runs with his father.  The key reason behind Wisconsin’s sluggish growth is opposition by its utility sector…Read the full story from the Energy & Environment News Service, August 14, 2014