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Keith Reopelle

Keith is the Director of Dane County’s Office of Energy and Climate Change. Prior to coming to Dane County, Keith was the Senior Policy Director at Clean Wisconsin where he worked for 32 years leading clean energy campaigns at the state and regional levels. He has served on numerous energy and climate related task forces and advisory committees. He was a member of Governor Doyle’s Task Force on Global Warming where he served on the full Task Force and co-chaired the cap and trade-working group. Keith also was a member of the Midwestern Governor’s Association Greenhouse Gas Accord advisory committee and served on the group’s modeling working group for two years where he helped advise on IPM and macro-economic modeling. Keith was also a founding member of the RE-AMP (Midwest climate change) network, served as the Chair of RE-AMP’s Global Warming Solutions Working group for 9 years, and served on the RE-AMP steering Committee for those 9 years. Keith helped to found the Midcontinent Power Sector Collaborative, a collaborative of Midwest utilities, NGOs and regulators, in 2011, to give EPA input on the Clean Power Plan. Keith remains a participant in this group, which is now exploring how to achieve economy-wide deep decarbonization in the Midwest. Keith has a Bachelor of Science degree in wildlife ecology and a Master’s of Science degree in environmental communications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


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