A Republican legislator is renewing a push to lift Wisconsin's moratorium on new nuclear power plants, saying the state's manufacturers must have a reliable source of energy as burning fossil fuels grows more expensive.
Even though Wisconsin is one of only two states in the Midwest where a wind farm is not now being built, renewable-energy advocates say the federal government’s new carbon-reduction rules will help fill the industry’s sails.
Sixteen states, including Wisconsin, will have tougher carbon dioxide reduction targets than they originally planned now that President Barack Obama has presented his final plan to cut emissions from U.S. power plants.
A massive spending bill to provide money for five Cabinet departments for the upcoming budget year is about to hit the Senate floor, giving senators a rare opportunity for open debate on legislation of any kind. Maybe.