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Kyle Galloway, MREA Membership Manager

Research Assistant:

Kenzie Luterbach – UWSP Student

Podcast Live Event:


Made possible with support from the Sally Mead Hands Foundation.

Welcome to a new Rise Up Podcast season focused on the energy transition in Midwest states!

 In this podcast season, MREA Executive Director Nick Hylla talks to a range of professionals working to improve the energy system in Midwest states. The discussions focus on the decisions we’ll need to make in regard to electric utility regulation, distributed energy resources, building energy efficiency, large-scale solar, and wind development, transmission build-out, small modular nuclear reactors, electric vehicles, critical mineral needs, workforce readiness, energy justice, and more. For each episode, we’ll also share background research and resources for you to continue exploring topics that interest you. 

The plan is to electrify the economy. Reduce the combustion of fossil fuels for heating and transportation by replacing them with electricity from a grid powered by low-carbon sources like solar, wind, hydro, and nuclear.  With a trifecta of federal legislation, the federal government is investing in this process at an unprecedented scale. The investment, however, will meet a complex, capital-intensive, and calcified energy market with layers of decision-making and differing and often opposing views of the future at every level.  The actual impact of the legislation will depend on the implementation of its many provisions.



Rise Up Podcast Live Event!

Join your host Nick Hylla for a live podcast panel during The Energy Fair! Hear from the guests of Season 4, followed by a Q&A session. Tickets are on sale now. The Energy Fair takes place June 23-25, at MREA in Custer, WI


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

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