Wisconsin regulators approved Alliant Energy's plan on Thursday to spend about $620 million to develop six new solar farms and close two coal plants in the second phase of a plan to spend $1.5 billion on renewable energy.
Wisconsin regulators deadlocked Thursday on a dispute between the city of Milwaukee and We Energies over whether energy customers should be able to buy renewable power from a party other than a large utility.
Regulators signed off Thursday on We Energies' $370 million plan to build a pair of liquified-natural-gas plants in Jefferson and Walworth counties over opposition from environmental groups and residents.
The Wisconsin Public Service Commission deadlocked Thursday on a request to rescind and reconsider the nearly $500 million Cardinal-Hickory Creek transmission line following a revelation last month that a former regulator had communicated secretly with proponents of the project.
Gov. Tony Evers on Wednesday re-hired dozens of Republican appointees he fired last week after a judge invalidated their legislative confirmations, marking another twist in the tangled legal battle over whether lawmakers were within their rights when they met for a lame-duck session last year.
Gov. Tony Evers told a room full of renewable-energy advocates on Thursday that solar projects and similar installations that flooded into Wisconsin in 2018 occurred even as many state policies continued to ignore, rather than embrace, science and innovation.