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Evers signs order to create Office of Clean Energy, sets goal of carbon-free electricity by 2050

Evers signs order to create Office of Clean Energy, sets goal of carbon-free electricity by 2050
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Evers signs order to create Office of Cl

MADISON, Wis. - All electricity consumed in Wisconsin would be carbon-free by 2050 under an executive order signed Friday by Gov. Tony Evers. 

Evers signed the order to create the Office of Sustainability and Clean Energy within the Department of Administration, but he also directed the state to develop a clean energy plan and fulfill the goals of the 2015 Paris Climate Accord. 

President Donald Trump announced in 2017 that the United States would withdraw from the accord, which was struck under the Obama administration. 

Evers' order also directs the state to develop energy efficiency, sustainability and renewable energy standards for all state facilities. 

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