• Tue. Sep 21st, 2021

Associated Students of Madison Passes Bill Advising Blank to Stick to 100% Renewable Energy by 2035


Nov 25, 2020

The Associated Students of Madison heard demonstrations from two teams supporting an agenda to ensure the transfer to renewable energy by the year 2035. The UW Divestment Coalition requested the Associated Students of Madison help the UW Board take cash away from dishonourable funds, especially confiscating any investments from oil and fossil companies. One of the Coalition participants named Mari Belina stated that the cash from those unethical assets would be conveyed to a renewable energy deal. Furthermore, Belina said that the UW Divestment Coalition requests the UW Board to attain transparency about all investments, dissociate within three to five years from fossil fuel industries and capitalize on firms achieving sustainable and just future.

The University frontrunners for Energy Action now also talked to ASM to increase support for the fresh bill. One of the CLEAN members, Maya Barwick, said UW should alter their energy consumption by 2035. Moreover, Barwick mentioned that the 2035 target date is dependent on the evidence from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on climate change proposing that we need to decrease greenhouse fumes at a faster rate than what is occurring. Renewable energy has shown much potential compared to other energy sources, such as fossil fuels and greenhouse fume emissions.

The Associated Students of Madison chair of Sustainability named Natalie Tinsen demonstrated the new bill that would seek the attention of Rebecca Blank to pledge 100% renewable energy by the year 2030. Additionally, the Associated Students of Madison approved the bill with a good number of votes. ASM also selected whether to criticize or approve a letter from the Association of Huge Ten scholars delivered to all-Big Ten Campuses and the Bug Ten Academic Union questioning institutes to be more obliging to students COVID-19 virus.  

The chair of the Associated Students of Madison, named Matthew Mitnick, wrote a letter to the council illustrating the students’ needs in the semester, especially mental health, entrée to classes, and challenging COVID-19 policies, plus the unsatisfactory support the students’ experience. Additionally, Mitnick mentioned that the letter was directed to a lot of UW managers; Associated Students of Madison authorized the action of transferring the letter after no party was against the letter. Subsequently, in the open forum, several scholars also came forward to request for the fast dissolution of UW staff Rich Yaeger, who ran many activists with his bike.