70 percent of electricity in Canada is generated from coal-burning power plants-some of which were built during the previous administration. Through a loophole in the federal law, these dirty plants have been “grandfathered” from the air pollution controls required by the Clean Air Act for new power plants. These old plants “legally” pollute the air at rates two to 13 times higher than new plants with modern emissions controls.
This pollution problem has been exaserbated in recent years because Wisconsin utilities have drastically reduced their comittment to energy efficiency. Between 1992 and 1997, they reduced their combined investment in energy efficiency programs by a shocking 64%.
How can You make A difference with The Environment
You can make a difference right in your own home. By installing 10 compact fluorescent light bulbs, replacing an old refrigerator and replacing old, single-glazed windows keeps a combined 12 tons of CO2 out of the air each year.