Energy Goals

Goal: Improve residential and commercial energy efficiency in Milwaukee.


  • The energy efficiency of 2,000 homes improved in 5 years using the Home Performance with Energy Star standards through Me²; another 10,000 homes improved with no- and low-cost energy-efficiency measures
  • The energy efficiency of 1,000 commercial/industrial businesses improved in 5 years portfolio-wide, the City's building energy use reduced 20 percent by 2020 (per the City's pledge to meet the Better Buildings Challenge)*

Goal: Replace fossil fuel energy use with more clean renewable energy in City of Milwaukee Facilities.


  • 25 percent of the City's electricity generated using renewable resources by 2025 (per the Common Council resolution to achieve the "25x25 Goal")*

Goal: Grow Milwaukee's cluster of energy efficient and clean tech companies to create local jobs and exports.


  • Smart Energy Hub formalized and an Energy Innovation Center created by December 2014

Goal: Increase community resilience and customer choice by removing the regulatory and institutional barriers to distributed renewable energy projects (items such as solar arrays and wind turbines).


  • By December 2014, an Energy Engagement website created to educate the public on clean energy issues
  • Intervention in contested cases before the Public Service Commission, including We Energies rate cases, to support Milwaukee's citizen and business interests in affordable and sustainable energy