Wisconsin's storm water runoff regulations include permitting requirements for construction sites and industrial facilities, including those processing or extracting coal or gas. The purpose of the regulations is to minimize the discharge of pollutants in stormwater runoff.
This statute expresses the strong support of the State of Wisconsin for the reduction of the amount of solid waste generated, the reuse, recycling and composting of solid waste, and resource recovery from solid waste.
Wisconsin has several laws that protect a resident's right to install and operate a solar or wind energy system. These laws cover zoning restrictions by local governments, private land use restrictions, and system owner rights to unobstructed access to resources. Wisconsin permitting rules and model policy for small wind can be found [http://dsireusa.org/incentives/incentive.cfm?Incentive_Code=WI16R&re=1&ee=1 here].
Focus on Energy offers a free energy assessment and free or discounted energy savings items to small businesses with a peak monthly electric demand of less than 100 kilowatts. After the initial assessment, businesses can sign up for either the Free Energy Savings Package or the $129 Gold Energy Savings Package.
Riverland Energy Cooperative offers a variety of rebates and incentives for residential customers to save money on energy efficient appliance and equipment purchases and installation. Rebates are available for lighting fixtures, Energy Star appliances, electric water heaters and water heater installation costs, air conditioners, air-source and geothermal heat pumps, electric boilers, electric thermal storage units, and home energy audit. In order to qualify for the heating and cooling incentives, customers must participate in the load management control program.
Riverland Energy Cooperative offers a number of rebates for the purchase and installation of efficient lighting fixtures, air conditioners, heat pumps, water heaters, central electric thermal storage units, and agricultural equipment. All rebates except for the lighting rebates require load management control. Rebates also exist for home energy audits, implementation of improvements suggested by home energy audits, and also for custom, creative energy efficient measures.
River Falls Municipal Utility (RFMU), in conjuction with the Wisconsin Focus on Energy program, offers a variety of rebates to residential electric customers for upgrading to energy efficient equipment. Incentives currently exist for refrigerator and freezer recycling, A/C system tune-ups, water heater upgrades, and programmable thermostats. RFMU's Multi-Family Energy Savings Program also provides a host of incentives for energy efficient upgrades to condos and apartments.
River Falls Municipal Utilities (RFMU) offers loans of $2,500 - $50,000 to its residential customers for the installation of photovoltaic (PV), solar thermal, geothermal, wind electric systems. The program will also support the installation of energy efficiency measures in connection with a qualifying renewable energy project, provided that the renewable energy portion of the project comprises at least 50% of project costs. Systems that generate renewable electricity must be connected to the RFMU distribution grid.