Michael Obeiter, Kristin Igusky and Rebecca Gasper
WRI analysis finds that Wisconsin can reduce its carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions 43 percent below 2011 levels by 2020 by extending its clean energy policies past 2015 and making better use of existing infrastructure. These reductions would meet or exceed ambitious EPA power plant emissions standards. Although EPA has not yet announced what its power plant emissions standards will look like, WRI based its analysis on two hypothetical standards. Under these scenarios, Wisconsin would be required to reduce its CO2 emissions in the range of 28 to 33 percent below 2011 levels by 2020.