By H. JOSEF HEBERT Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The Energy Department is awarding grants totaling nearly $1 billion to speed up the development of commercial-scale projects to capture carbon dioxide at three coal-burning power plants. The department said ...Read More »
Clean Wisconsin Inc. Thursday challenged a state lawmaker to support a bill based on the recommendations of the Governor’s Task Force on Global Warming. State Rep. Mike Huebsch, R-West Salem, rebuked Clean Wisconsin, along with the Wisconsin Citizens’ Utility Board ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder State lawmakers preparing global warming legislation are feeling the fallout from a clean energy coalition’s opposition to a nuclear power plant bill. State Rep. Jim Soletski, D-Green Bay, is one of four lawmakers developing the global warming ...
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By Sean Ryan [email protected] The Sierra Club’s campaign to challenge coal plants scored another victory in Wisconsin when the federal government wiped out a permit for the Columbia Generating Station. In this case, what’s good for the Sierra Club is ...Read More »
Paul Snyder [email protected] Emboldened by the conversion from coal at the Charter Street power plant in Madison, environmental groups now want a schedule for similar changes around Wisconsin. But state leaders say they do not know where the money will ...Read More »
Paul Snyder [email protected] Distrust between Democrats and Republicans in the state Capitol is fueling competing bills that would loosen the rules governing nuclear plant construction in Wisconsin. “I have no confidence whatsoever in the Democrats’ bill and no reason to ...Read More »
Sean Ryan [email protected] A renewed interest in burning wood to produce electricity is prompting papermaker concerns the increased demand could lead to higher pulp prices or market shortages. The more biomass plants that are built to satisfy the state’s renewable-energy ...Read More »
Ryan J. Foley AP Writer Madison — Four construction projects at state-run power plants dating to 1995 violated the Clean Air Act by increasing pollution without installing required controls, according to a state report. A 2007 lawsuit filed by the ...
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Sean Ryan [email protected] Three companies are fighting the federal citations handed out after a February power plant explosion in Oak Creek. An Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigation of the incident led to citations against We Energies (PDF), which owns ...Read More »
Sean Ryan [email protected] The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Thursday fined ThyssenKrupp Safway Inc. and We Energies $300,500 following a February power plant explosion. The citations ended a five-month investigation of the Feb. 3 explosion in a coal-dust collector ...Read More »