Published: April 23, 2013
Tags: Alliant Energy, Clean Air Act, coal, Dairyland Power Cooperative, EPA, Madison Gas & Electric, pollution, power, Sierra Club, We Energies, Wisconsin Power & Light, Wisconsin Public Service
Wisconsin utilities have agreed to spend more than $1 billion to clean up aging coal-fired power plants under a settlement with federal regulators announced Monday.
Published: February 20, 2013
Tags: power, waste, wastewater treatment
A $28 million project in northwestern Wisconsin will turn cheese production waste into power, heat and fertilizer.
Published: December 8, 2011
Tags: biogas digester, energy, Potawatomi, power, We Energies
The Forest County Potawatomi tribe wants to build an $18 million renewable energy plant near its Milwaukee casino.
Published: December 7, 2011
Tags: coal, coal plant, Dairyland Power Cooperative, power
The Dairyland Power Cooperative says it will close three aging coal-burning units at its plant in western Wisconsin.
Published: November 11, 2011
Tags: bluff, coal ash, Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, Lake Michigan, power, We Energies
By DINESH RAMDE Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — A recent mudslide that swept tons of coal ash and debris into and around Lake Michigan will likely have a limited environmental impact and shouldn’t affect human health, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources said Friday. Test results show elevated levels of several elements in the coal [...]
Published: November 11, 2011
Tags: energy, power, wind turbines, Xcel Energy
CATHERINE TSAI Associated Press DENVER (AP) — Xcel Energy Inc. has a new wind energy forecasting system that it says is saving the company money by helping it better predict when it can power down its natural gas-fired power plants and rely on wind turbines instead. The system developed by the National Center for [...]
Published: November 9, 2011
Tags: bluff, power, We Energies
OAK CREEK, Wis. (AP) — A pickup truck and other equipment that tumbled into Lake Michigan in a mudslide last week are still in the water, and will likely remain for a few more days. The mudslide happened Oct. 31 at the We Energies power plant in the Milwaukee suburb of Oak Creek. The wave [...]
Published: November 7, 2011
Tags: Clean Water Act, coal ash, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, Lake Michigan, Lake Michigan Carferry Service, National Park Service, power, SS Badger
By JOHN FLESHER AP Environmental Writer TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A provision approved by the U.S. House would allow the nation’s last coal-powered steamship to continue dumping waste ash into Lake Michigan after a grace period ends next year. Operators of the SS Badger, a 410-foot ferryboat that hauls passengers and vehicles across the [...]
Published: November 3, 2011
Tags: Alliance for the Great Lakes, bluff, coal ash, Department of Natural Resources, DNR, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, Great Lakes Water Institute, power, We Energies
By Dinesh Ramde Associated Press Milwaukee — Environmental officials say decades-old coal ash hurled from the grounds of a Wisconsin power plant into Lake Michigan during a landslide this week probably doesn’t pose a significant environmental risk. Officials this week rushed samples of tainted water and spilled ash to laboratories to analyze the debris that [...]
Published: November 1, 2011
Tags: bluff, coal ash, power, Sierra Club, We Energies
A We Energies spokeswoman says the debris that washed into Lake Michigan on Monday during a sudden landslide likely contains toxic coal ash.
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