Conservatives for a Clean Energy Future: Wisconsin state leaders named clean energy champions

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Lt. Governor Kleefisch and Representative Novak recognized for leading on conservative energy policy solutions

MADISON, Wis. – Conservatives for a Clean Energy Future (CCEF), a national nonprofit focused on state-based clean energy efforts, today announced that Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch and State Representative Todd Novak (R – Dodgeville) have been recognized as 2018 Conservative Clean Energy Champions.

CCEF’S Conservative Clean Energy Champions are state and local policymakers across the country who have shown consistent and exceptional support for conservative policy initiatives that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch has been an ardent supporter of the state’s renewable energy sector. She has worked to educate the public and her fellow state leaders about the economic benefits of clean energy, highlighting the significant impact that affordable and reliable renewable sources like bioenergy and solar power have had on the growth of rural Wisconsin. Similarly, Representative Todd Novak has supported renewable energy development throughout the state and in his district, which is home to the Quilt Block Wind Farm. He is dedicated to helping position Wisconsin as an energy leader for decades to come, recognizing homegrown clean energy’s role in drawing investments and innovation to the state.

“Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch and Representative Todd Novak are strong conservative leaders dedicated to paving the way for a clean energy future,” said Mark Pischea, president of CCEF. “These Champions have been vocal supporters of conservative energy policy solutions that emphasize clean, renewable energy and energy waste reduction. It’s polices like these that spark true innovation, create jobs, protect ratepayers and grow the economy in states like Wisconsin.”

CCEF has recognized 44 Champions across 14 states. To learn more about the 2018 Conservative Clean Energy Champions, visit www.conservatives4energy.org.

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