State Capitol Report: Wisconsin’s new secretary of state, Speeding up Wisconsin’s goal of net zero emissions

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Smoke billowing from power plant smokestacks
Emissions rise from the smokestacks at the Jeffrey Energy Center coal power plant as the suns sets, near Emmett, Kansas, on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. The U.N. health agency said Monday, April 4, 2022, nearly everybody in the world breathes air that doesn’t meet its standards for air quality, calling for more action to reduce fossil-fuel use, which generates pollutants that cause respiratory and blood-flow problems and lead to millions of preventable deaths each year. Charlie Riedel/ AP Photo

We begin by speaking with Sarah Godlewski, Wisconsin’s new secretary of state. Then, two members of a new Clean Economy Coalition of Wisconsin talk about their efforts to accelerate the state’s push to net zero greenhouse gas emissions.

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  • Statewide coalition plans to fast track Wisconsin’s net zero goals

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Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joel Patenaude Producer
  • Mackenzie Krumme Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Sarah Godlewski Guest
  • Antonio Butts Guest
  • Alex Madorsky Guest