Ashland, Bayfield, and Washburn join renewable energy partnership

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

From a media release issued by Governor Doyle:

WASHBURN – Governor Jim Doyle announced today that Ashland, Bayfield and Washburn are joining the Wisconsin Energy Independent Community (WEIC) Partnership.

“State and local government must lead by example, and I am proud Northwoods communities will join as partners and adopt the state’s energy goals,” Governor Doyle said. “Energy Independent Communities strengthen Wisconsin’s commitment to renewable energy leadership, and move forward energy policies that will clean our air and water, create jobs and save us money.”

Under the Governor’s leadership, the Office of Energy Independence is partnering with individual communities to increase their share of renewable fuels and capitalize on their unique resources to become more energy independent. This partnership, the first of its kind in the nation, embraces the approaches and solutions that communities are currently exploring. Energy Independent Communities will decide on strategies based on their unique assets and how they will capitalize on the diversity of their resources. . . .