Eau Claire (WQOW) – People had the chance to grill politicians on where they stand on energy. 16 candidates from Wisconsin’s senate and assembly were asked their opinions on many topics at the Candidates Energy Forum at the Florian Gardens. The topics included: the value of regulation and electricity and Wisconsin’s economy. Renewable energy was the hot topic of discussion.
“I think there is a huge future where we are we have to accept that fact that we are moving away from coal and we need to know that we will run out of natural gas its a really important issues and its something we have to face,” said Charlene Warner, (D) candidate for State Assembly 93
“We are still dependent on baseline, which is coal, nuclear, which are great options because we demand a lot of energy but as we go forward I think solar, and perhaps, not wind in Wisconsin as much, but certainly solar will be a great energy source, and I look forward to the technology improving as the years go by,” said Rep. Warren Petryk, (R) candidate for State Assembly 93.
About 80 people from local cooperatives and the public were there. This forum is held every two years in every state and Senate election cycle.
This forum was sponsored by Eau Claire Energy Cooperative, Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce, Eau Claire Economic Development Corporation and the Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association.