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Wisconsin Governor Evers | US Climate Alliance
From the Governor

We created the state’s first-ever plan to respond to and mitigate the effects of climate change. And I signed an executive order creating the first-ever Office of Environmental Justice … Our state now has a Clean Energy Plan with strategies to help lower energy bills for working families, reduce our reliance on out-of-state energy sources, invest in job training and apprenticeship programs in innovative industries and technologies.

Gov. Tony Evers

Wisconsin Climate Actions at a Glance

Wisconsin is advancing high-impact climate policies, actions, and regulations across the Alliance’s 10 key policy areas. These solutions centered around equity, environmental justice, and a just economic transition are being deployed at scale to safeguard public health, grow the U.S. economy, and secure a net-zero future.  


This list includes both statutory and executive policies and actions that Wisconsin has adopted or is in the process of adopting (as of October 2022).

  • Creation of the Office of Sustainability and Clean Energy
  • Creation of the Governor’s Task Force on Climate Change and work toward its recommendations
  • Publication of the state’s first-ever Clean Energy Plan, including Lead by Example strategies & goals
  • Pledge to plant 75 million trees and conserve 125,000 acres of forest by 2030
  • Multi-state partnership to accelerate vehicle electrification in the Midwest (REV Midwest)
  • Multi-state partnership to build network of EV charging stations along Lake Michigan shoreline
  • Continued development of updated building codes
  • Electric utility energy efficiency resource standards
  • Gas utility energy efficiency resource standards
  • Establishment of 100% carbon-free electricity goal via Executive Order #38
  • Updated renewable portfolio standards
  • New regulations addressing HFCs
  • State lawsuit against PFAS polluters and new PFAS standards for surface and drinking water.
  • Creation of the Office of Environmental Justice
  • Development of the Wisconsin
    Environmental Equity Tool (WEET)
  • Investments in workforce training related
    to clean energy and sustainability
  • Creation of a Chief Resilience Officer, the only state-level resilience position in the Midwest
  • Investments in coastal resiliency through state coastal management program
  • Funding to improve soil and water quality through producer-led watershed and nitrogen optimization grants

Want To Learn More?

For the most up-to-date, in-depth breakdown of climate 

actions across each policy priority, 

explore the U.S. Climate Alliance Policy Database.