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Walker rejects biomass boiler for power plant

By DINESH RAMDE Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker scrapped plans Thursday to convert a power plant to run on natural fuels such as wood chips and paper pellets, a move that could save up to $100 million ...

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State’s diesel emission rule losing steam (UPDATE)

By Joe Lanane A shared skepticism between industry representatives and the state Department of Natural Resources’ new secretary might kill the agency’s proposed diesel emission rule. “We want to be careful to make sure Wisconsin is not all of a ...

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UW official: Biomass project means jobs

By James Briggs Engineer, Procure, Construct (EPC) Contractor Services for Charter Street Heating Plant Rebuild, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Dane County A University of Wisconsin official warns that an initiative of Gov.-elect Scott Walker could prevent rail upgrades and cost ...

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Walker’s request brings uncertainty to Charter Street Heating Plant

By James Briggs If Gov.-elect Scott Walker wants to radically redraw plans to convert a Madison power plant, the contractor behind the project would sure like to know what the changes entail. The Boldt Co., Appleton, is waiting for clarification ...

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Renewable energy backers face Senate obstacles

By Frederic J. Frommer AP Writer Washington — A lobbying coalition is campaigning to require more electricity be produced by renewable energy sources such as wind, solar and geothermal. But the effort hasn’t gained traction in the Senate this year, ...

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Air pollution permit dispute hangs over Milwaukee valley plant

By Joe Yovino Two environmental groups Wednesday sued the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources over an air permit for Milwaukee’s Valley Power Plant in the Menomonee Valley. The Sierra Club, on behalf of its Madison-based John Muir Chapter, and Clean ...

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