Wisconsin Public Service Corp. has agreed to freeze electric rates and slightly decrease gas rates next year.
The worker who died last week at a western Wisconsin meatpacking plant has been identified as a 31-year-old man from Viola.
NORWALK, Wis. (AP) — The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating after a worker died in an electrical accident at a western Wisconsin meatpacking plant. Monroe County Sheriff Pete Quirin said the accident happened just before 10 a.m. Friday at the VPP plant in Norwalk. Quirin said the man was taken by ambulance [...]
By Jonathan Fahey Associated Press New York — The high costs that for years made solar energy impractical as a mainstream source of energy are plummeting. Real estate companies are racing to install solar panels on office buildings. Utilities are building large solar panel “farms” near big cities and in desolate deserts. And creative financing [...]
Published: October 29, 2010
Tags: biomass, Department of Natural Resources, DNR, Domtar Corp., Doyle, electricity, Glacier Hills, Joint Committee on Finance, Manthey, Menominee River, Neal Torney, paper mill, PSC, Public Service Commission, RENEW Wisconsin, Rothschild, Steffes, Vickerman, We Energies
By James Briggs The state Department of Natural Resources has agreed to buy 2,714 acres along the Wisconsin-Michigan border from We Energies. If approved by the Joint Committee on Finance, as well as Gov. Jim Doyle, the DNR‘s $3.25 million purchase will result in the Menominee River State Park and Recreation Area, the first new [...]
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota utility regulators have approved three power line projects that are meant to strengthen the regional electric grid. Otter Tail Power Co. and Xcel Energy Inc. are cooperating on two projects. They involve building a 250-mile transmission line from Fargo to suburban Minneapolis, and another 68-mile line between Bemidji and [...]
Published: September 22, 2010
Tags: Dairyland Power Cooperative, electricity, Emerald Park, General Mitchell International Airport, Jones Island Wastewater Treatment Plant, Kevin Shafer, landfill, methane gas, Milorganite, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, MMSD, Muskego, National By-Products, Ocean Spray Cranberries, S.C. Johnson & Son, Veolia Water Milwaukee, We Energies
By Marie Rohde The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District is poised to enter into a 20-year contract to buy methane gas to run the Jones Island Wastewater Treatment Plant, a move district officials say will save taxpayers tens of millions of dollars. But the project will cost $94.7 million in infrastructure improvements. “We will be able [...]
MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. (AP) — Kohl’s Department Stores says 100 of their locations across the country now have solar panels. The panels at their 100th location were activated earlier this month at its Mays Landing, N.J. location. The Menomonee Falls-based company started installing the panels in 2007 and currently has them at some stores and [...]
Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk on Thursday announced that AECOM, a global engineering company, will perform a feasibility study for the county on turning food waste into electricity. The first phase of AECOM’s feasibility study will be completed this fall. It will explore both the financial benefits and renewable energy potential of food waste from [...]
By Paul Snyder Environmental consultants can count the minutes a home is affected by the strobelike flickers of a wind turbine’s shadow. They can measure the decibels of the rhythmic thrum of turbine blades cutting through the air. They can use those flicker and sound measurements to determine the best placement for wind farms. But, [...]