Putting the Public Back in the Public Utility System

Monday, July 6, 2020, 7:00 pm

Would you like to learn how to put the public back into the public utility system? Join 350 Madison for our monthly meeting on Monday, July 6, at 7:00 pm, via Zoom.

Our speaker, Gary Radloff, will invite us to envision an electric energy system that is efficient, equitable, diverse, powered by citizens, and dominated by clean energy technology. He believes that this can be achieved with energy policy regulatory reform. The current system is dominated by incumbent businesses that reap large profits from the status quo and is saddled with a delivery system from over 100 years ago. Gary’s presentation will highlight the latest policy ideas for more community-based climate change and energy solutions.

After Gary’s presentation, we’ll learn about 350 Madison’s current intervention with the PSC regarding Enbridge’s proposed reroute of its Line 5 pipeline, as well as how we can provide comments to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Governor’s Task Force on Climate Change. We also will have time to meet our summer interns and learn what they are doing to address climate change in Wisconsin.

WHAT: 350 Madison Monthly Meeting
WHEN: Monday, July 6, 2020, 7:00–8:00, followed by optional time to chat together
HOW: 
— Via computer, tablet, or smartphone: bit.ly/2YFafOF 
— By phone: 312-626-6799
(meeting ID: 823 7977 1748; password: 797508)

Gary Radloff is the principal at the Radloff Group, a policy research and consulting firm. He also serves as co-chair of the Wisconsin’s Green Fire Energy Policy Work Group. Previously, he was a researcher and the director of Midwest energy policy analysis for the Wisconsin Energy Institute at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Before that, he served as director of policy and strategic communications with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

We look forward to seeing you Monday, July 6!

May Monthly Meeting
Taking Action for Climate Resilience: Preparing for a Wetter Madison

Did you miss our May meeting on Madison’s climate resilience plans? Janet Schmidt and Greg Fries from the Madison Engineering Department talked about climate trends and proposed changes to Madison’s stormwater ordinance. You can see the PowerPoint presentation here and listen to the entire program below:  


 

350 Madison monthly meetings are open to the public. Typically held the first Monday of the month, they offer an opportunity to be inspired by a diverse group of climate activists who share personal stories and talents and support our campaigns, events, and direct actions. These meetings are a great way to learn about what 350 Madison does, meet other 350’ers, and find the best place to plug in to the action. Please join us!

Tar Sands

The Tar Sands Campaign is fighting Enbridge tar sands pipelines in WI. Our aims are to block expansion of Line 61 and to halt plans for an adjacent Line 66. We support efforts led by those most impacted, including tribes, landowners, and affected community members.

Divest & Defund

The Divest & Defund Team works to convince institutions that investments in fossil fuels are not only ethically and fiscally irresponsible, but are literally wrecking the planet we call home—all for profit. We are currently focusing on banks that fund pipeline projects.

Climate Solutions

Community Climate Solutions focuses on making change across Dane County, targeting both systems and individual levels. We assist local governments to achieve climate goals. We broaden and deepen citizen climate crisis awareness and action.

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