The cost of weather-related power outages is high and rising as storms grow more severe and the U.S. electric grid gets older, according to an Obama administration report that calls for increased spending on the nation's electric power system.Read More »
Utilities settle with EPA over air pollution
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.
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Digester converts cheese byproducts to power
A $28 million project in northwestern Wisconsin will turn cheese production waste into power, heat and fertilizer.
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Potawatomi tribe proposes biogas energy project
The Forest County Potawatomi tribe wants to build an $18 million renewable energy plant near its Milwaukee casino.
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Dairyland Power closes 3 aging coal units
The Dairyland Power Cooperative says it will close three aging coal-burning units at its plant in western Wisconsin.
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DNR: Coal-ash spill no risk to human health
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 ...
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Scientists helping Xcel fine-tune wind forecasts
By ?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 ...
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Day 8: Truck still in Lake Michigan after bluff collapse
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 ...
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Ferry supporters seek coal ash dumping exemption (UPDATE)
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. ...
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Coal ash from failed bluff won’t pose significant risk, officials say
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 ...
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