U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu plans to tour a wind turbine manufacturer in Milwaukee and a biomass research center on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus on Thursday.
By MATTHEW DALY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Wednesday moved to speed up permitting and construction of seven proposed electric transmission lines in 12 states, saying the projects would create thousands of jobs and help modernize the nation’s power grid. The projects are intended to serve as pilot demonstrations of streamlined [...]
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu is in southeastern Wisconsin visiting a company that used tax credits from the economic stimulus bill to expand manufacturing. Waukesha Electric Systems is adding 154,000 square feet to its plant to manufacture large, extra-high voltage power transformers. The company used $25 million in government tax credits [...]
Bob Geiger Dolan Media Newswires Minneapolis — The U.S. Departments of Treasury and Energy have awarded a total of $502 million for 12 renewable-energy projects, including the Moraine II Wind Farm in southwest Minnesota. The 50-megawatt Moraine II, owned by Portland, Ore.-based Iberdrola Renewables Inc., was awarded $28 million in stimulus money as part of [...]