The bill sets out the conditions under which utilities can apply the power of public nuclear power plants to their existing 10% requirement, which would be renamed the Advanced and Renewable Portfolio Standard (ARPS). For now, Wisconsin has three nuclear reactors in operation at two sites five miles apart along Lake Michigan. But it will be difficult to make progress if local lawmakers prefer to accumulate cheap political points rather than set an energy bill that could actually benefit their voters. Let`s make some comparisons. In 2006, the last year Kewaunee and Point Beach were both supply real estate, nuclear power contributed about 18 percent of the electricity produced in Wisconsin, with each unit accounting for 6 percent of that total. . . .