Conservation is a foundational element of a conservative ideology. Wasting energy through inefficient practices is simply irresponsible. That means we should encourage the right behaviors as we help businesses create jobs in Wisconsin .
Unfortunately, knee-jerk reactions and legislation like Jim Soletski's Global Warming bill will send businesses out of Wisconsin and that isn't good for anyone. Soletski's bill threatens to double our energy costs. This will also make Wisconsin even less attractive to businesses, driving jobs out of our state. Although it was voted down in one session of the legislature, it will be brought back to the assembly for future votes. I will work to kill this bill.
In short, practical energy policy and strong incentives bring jobs and gets Wisconsin working again.