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Let’s put people to work. Let’s make home and business investments that reduce expenses for the long-term. Let’s build a strong and resilient electric grid that weathers future crises. Let’s invest our energy dollars locally. Let’s build off of existing Midwest clean energy policies and programs that work, are scalable and/or are replicable. Let’s build an energy economy that best serves people and the places we live and love.                                                                                                       

Led by the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA), Rise Up Midwest! is a coalition of businesses, individuals, organizations, jurisdictions, and workforce development partners working in coordination to create a groundswell of support for commonsense, strategic, and swift policy action and market development. 

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Rise Up Midwest! is creating a coalition of organizations across the Midwest committed to advancing clean energy. Do you believe in the people of the Midwest and the places we live in and love? Do you believe the clean energy industry has the capacity to collaborate, create jobs, and contribute to an economic recovery? Let’s work together to create positive and lasting investments and widespread employment opportunities across the Midwest. Rise Up!

Local Energy Influence

How can your community gain influence over how your energy dollars are spent? It’s not easy. In this episode, we discuss how jurisdictions are harnessing their economic and...

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Credit Where Credit is Due

A simple policy known as net energy metering, or net metering, has helped hundreds of thousands of home and business owners in 38 states invest in solar electric...

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Get Up and Try

How does a small kid from a small town make a positive and lasting impact on the lives of many people?  If you ask Tia Nelson, she’ll tell you that it is by using our power...

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Address: 7558 Deer Rd. Custer, WI 54423
Phone: 715-592-6595

The Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) is a non-profit organization with the mission to promote renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable living through education and demonstration.