Some Madison Gas & Electric shareholders are pushing the utility to more aggressively pursue clean energy sources, and recently submitted a resolution requesting a study of the electric vehicles sector.

This resolution was voted down at the last MG&E shareholder meeting on May 16. It was submitted by MG&E Shareholders for Clean Energy — a group of shareholders who are particularly concerned with the utility’s current reliance on fossil fuels and want to see a more drastic shift toward clean energy.

Though the motion was rejected, Don Richert, the group’s co-founder and co-chair, says they got about 7 percent of the votes.

“For a small group — about 90 out of almost 34,000 shareholders — we thought it was a good start,” Richert told WisBusiness.

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