LWV LUNCH SPEAKER TO FOCUS ON INCREASED USE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY IN WISCONSIN

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Amanda Stuck represents the 57th District in the Wisconsin State Assembly (Appleton, Fox Crossing and Menasha). She is a member of the Energy and Utilities Committee and, along with several other legislators from the Midwest and Canada, went to Germany to learn about their transition to renewable energy technologies. She will share her findings with us at the League of Women Voters Food for Thought on Wednesday, Nov. 14.

Germany is a high energy consumer and a major emitter of greenhouse gasses.  That country is working toward having 80 – 95% of the country’s energy generated by renewables by 2050. According to government figures, renewables accounted for 36% of Germany’s electricity consumption in 2017. These included wind and solar power plus biomass energy and hydroelectric plants.

Can Wisconsin learn from Germany’s experience? What is working there and what is not? What is the environmental impact? What would be the economic impact of a transition to developing more renewable energy sources here and how would jobs be affected? Our speaker will address these questions and more.

The lunch is held at the Primo Restaurant, 2650 Jackson St. in Oshkosh on November 14. The program begins shortly after noon, so if you plan to have lunch please arrive by 11:50 a.m. to place your order. Interested members of the public are welcome to attend this program.  No advance registration is necessary. Audience questions and discussion are encouraged.

Contact Ann Marshall at 920-231-8002 for more information about the luncheon or to learn more about the League of Women Voters.

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