MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin is seeing growing interest in wind energy as production costs decline and utilities look toward renewable energy.
Michael Vickerman is policy director of clean energy nonprofit RENEW Wisconsin. Vickerman tells Wisconsin Public Radio that three wind projects are being considered in the state’s southwestern region.READ MORE: South Dakota's Kristi Noem Unveils Proposal To Ban Nearly All Abortions, Mimicking Texas Law
He says the prospects account for more than 300 megawatts of wind generation, which is roughly 40% of what’s operating in the state today.READ MORE: 'We Did Pretty Good': Hopkins Girls Basketball Take On No. 1 Team In The Country
He says many utilities that have pledged to reduce carbon emissions are investing in wind energy.
American Wind Energy Association official John Hensley says wind production costs have fallen since 2009. He says a federal tax incentive is also driving interest. Hensley says this year is the last producers can qualify for the credit.MORE NEWS: Ryan Hartman Carries Wild Over Blackhawks 5-1
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