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Entire webinar series is  available to watch online

The Customers First! Coalition teamed up with Slipstream in October to host a webinar series which helped educate and facilitate conversation among Wisconsin energy stakeholders. Our Energy Winners and Losers webinar, held two weeks before Election Day, featured a State of the Election and Q&A with Craig Gilbert, Washington Bureau Chief, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; and a panel discussion […]

Electric Wire, Episode 7 – Election Recap

In this episode of the Electric Wire, we take a look at polling and the 2020 Presidential Election results with pollster Charles Franklin, @pollsandvotes. Interview with Franklin begins at minute 7:10. Later in the podcast, we host a Customers First! Coalition member roundtable with some of the government affairs representatives for CFC members, including Matt Spencer […]

Electric Wire, Episode 6 – Building Together

CFC Executive Director Kristin Gilkes is joined by Marge Anderson, Executive Vice President at Slipstream, to discuss green buildings and the upcoming October Energy webinar series hosted by the Customers First! Coalition and Slipstream. Kathy Kuntz, Acting Director of the Dane County Office of Energy and Climate Change also joins to discuss the Dane County […]

October 2020 Webinar Series: Energy Winners and Losers

Energy Winners and Losers October 21, 2020 – 11 am As the nation heads towards Election Day, will climate and energy policy shape electoral politics? What policy proposals are generating buzz and which ones will make the biggest impact towards actually reducing emissions? Speakers Welcome – Ellen Nowak, Commissioner, Public Service Commission of Wisconsin Panel  […]

October 2020 Webinar Series: Building Toward Zero Carbon with Grid Flexibility

Building Toward Zero Carbon with Grid Flexibility October 14, 2020 – 11 am What building technologies are going to be needed to propel us toward state and utility goals of net zero carbon by 2050? We will focus on grid-interactive efficient buildings and highlight specific emerging technologies that will both provide flexibility on the demand […]

October 2020 Webinar Series: Equity and Clean Energy

Equity and Clean Energy Webinar October 6, 2020 – 11 am Learn how states and programs in the Midwest and across the country are ensuring equitable access to clean energy technologies and programs. What is working and how can we further adopt these principles and strategies in Wisconsin? Speakers Welcome – Rebecca Cameron Valcq, Chairperson, […]

Electric Wire, Episode 5 – Storage Space

On the latest episode of the Electric Wire podcast, we discuss energy storage from a customer angle and review the first “storage as transmission only asset” project being developed in Wisconsin. First, CFC Executive Director Kristin Gilkes interviews Tom Content, Executive Director of the Citizens Utility Board (CUB), to discuss potential customer benefits from increased […]

Electric Wire, Episode 4 – Shooting the Breeze with WISCEF and DPC

Just in time for #AmericanWindWeek, CFC Executive Director Kristin Gilkes interviews Scott Coenen of the Wisconsin Conservative Energy Forum regarding the organization’s mission and the status of wind in Wisconsin from that group’s perspective. Brian Rude and Jennifer Shilling of Dairyland Power Cooperative discuss their roles within the organization and on the CFC Board, as […]

Electric Wire, Episode 3 – Wisconsin’s Energy Leaders

Public Service Commission of Wisconsin Chairperson Rebecca Valcq and Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes join Kristin Gilkes and co-host Bob Stone of the IBEW 2150 to discuss Wisconsin’s carbon reduction goals, the Governor’s Climate Change Task Force, and the appointment of Wisconsin’s newest PSC Commissioner. Interview with Chairperson Valcq begins at Minute 9:40. Interview with Lt. […]

Electric Wire, Episode 2, EV Road Trip!

Get ready for your next EV road trip by downloading our latest podcast episode! Customers First! Coalition Executive Director Kristin Gilkes and RENEW Wisconsin’s Jane McCurry co-host this special episode all about electric vehicles (EVs) and EV policies. Gilkes and McCurry share personal and nostalgic experiences as EV drivers, and discuss some of the advantages […]