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Funding change for Focus on Energy criticized

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A bill backed by the state’s electric utilities would cut funding for the state’s energy efficiency program at a time when electricity costs in Wisconsin have climbed above the national average and nearby states.

Funding for the Focus on Energy program would be cut by $7 million, in a move utilities and state regulators said would return money back to ratepayers.

But critics say the bill will hurt customers in the long run by cutting a program that’s delivered $3 of savings to customers for every $1 spent.

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