Saturday, April 24, 2010

Organic Valley co-op supports Clean Energy Jobs Act

Cecil Wright, Vice-President of sustainability and local operations for Organic Valley La Farge wrote on Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 in a letter to the editor of Madison's The Cap Times that Organic Valley pledges its support of renewable energy provisions within the Clean Energy Jobs Act, currently under consideration in the Wisconsin Legislature.

Wright explains in the article that Organic Valley is a farmer-owned cooperative of 1,652 organic family farms and is strongly interested in the health and sustainability of small-scale family farms and rural communities. She claims that Organic Valley believes that commitment to renewable energy will help the economy grow, decrease dependence on fossil fuels, and create a healthier environment for future generations.


Wisconsin's Clean Energy Jobs Act includes an Enhanced Renewable Portfolio Standard, which will allow Wisconsin residents to receive 25% of their electricity from renewable energy by the year 2025, with at least 10% of it coming from renewable energy sources locally within the state.  The bill also includes provisions which encourage small-scale renewable energy generation that would support Wisconsin families considering new energy projects such as manure digesters, small wind turbines and solar projects.

For more information about the Clean Energy Jobs Act, visit RENEW Wisconsin’s FAQ page.

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15 Comments:

Anonymous Bread.ly said...

I love this company, great to see Organic Valley supporting a great cause like the Clean Energy Jobs Act.

March 13, 2011 at 12:02 AM  
Anonymous Elaine said...

Thank you very much for the info regarding Organic Valley. I didn't know it is a small farm cooperative.

April 13, 2011 at 11:28 PM  
Anonymous patio solar lighting said...

It’s nice to know that there are people who are into renewable energy and supporting renewable energy provisions within the Clean Energy Jobs Act. There are lots of benefits we can get from renewable energy. Renewable energy is non-polluting. The benefits of renewable energy extend to stimulating the economy and creating job opportunities.

May 10, 2011 at 10:12 PM  
Anonymous Calculate Cagr said...

This is definitely good news for the Wisconsin residents. Generating renewable energy has become very important and this is also the only solution to solve climate change and green gas emissions. Such job acts which promote green jobs should be encouraged to curb unemployment and to strengthen the economy of the country.

May 14, 2011 at 12:03 PM  
Anonymous Cody Felton said...

It's so good to know that there are organizations who are willing to help or support a small-scale family farms and rural communities. This act is also a big help to the environment. You did a great job!

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May 25, 2011 at 4:48 AM  
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Nice to see that Organic Valley is supporting Clean Energy Jobs

June 3, 2011 at 6:45 AM  
Anonymous Caroline Sound said...

Great that these organic farmers are supporting renewable energy and working together to make our environment more sustainable

June 29, 2011 at 7:39 AM  
Anonymous cash gifting leads said...

Similar projects should be introduced in other states as well. A project which benefits the environment, the people and curbs unemployment problem should be encouraged to expand.

July 3, 2011 at 1:08 AM  
Anonymous Freeelectricpower said...

I think that receiving 25% of electricity from renewable resources will become obvious in 2025. European authorities are going to get 20% of their energy needs from renewables by 2020.

July 4, 2011 at 4:13 AM  
Anonymous felons said...

Its great to see that a company like Organic Valley have taken steps towards renewable resources, hopefully more companies will follow. Keep up the good work !

July 21, 2011 at 6:44 PM  
Blogger maria smith said...

It's great to see companies take steps toward renewable resources. I am making my own efforts with green cleaning, recycling and starting an organic garden. It's a lot of work, which makes me respect sustainable efforts all the more!

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More and more these concepts will seep into outdoor design for the residential market as well as it develops. Keep up the good work.

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Anonymous penghemat bbm said...

Although late to read this article, but I would like to say that the idea of it kind of isues is very necessary to increase public awareness of the importance of the development of renewable energy. We support all forms of business options in the development of renewable energy and reduce dependence on fossil fuels. Good article

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Thank you so much for this info! It is indeed good to have renewable energy

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Anonymous shane knight said...

Loved your writeup as this is amongst the best words to preserve energy.Its our personal approach to give something back to the nature

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