By Paul Snyder A Wisconsin lawmaker has some advice for the council charged with developing rules for small wind farms: Keep things simple. Members of the state’s Wind Siting Council on Wednesday said noise and shadow flicker limits need to ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder Nuclear power plant construction in Wisconsin likely will be just as difficult to accomplish after the legislative session as it was before. “It’s definitely disappointing,” said state Rep. Jim Soletski, D-Green Bay. “I’m not saying we should ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder The mystery surrounding changes to the state’s Clean Energy Jobs Act is sowing distrust among lawmakers who fear new policy with no input. “I don’t have a major problem if the changes are based on what was ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder “Within the area” are three words in Wisconsin law creating administrative headaches for the state and developers trying to rebuild transmission lines. “Look at the term,” said Scot Cullen, chief of the gas and energy division of ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder A coalition opposed to nuclear development wants to amend the state’s global warming bill to strengthen security for spent fuel. The amendment proposal is making little progress. “I’m not ready to make that change,” said state Rep. ...Read More »
The Legislature needs to remove a provision of the Clean Energy Jobs Bill that lets California set Wisconsin vehicle emissions standards. Adopting a recommendation from Gov. Jim Doyle’s global warming task force, Assembly Bill 649 would require the state to ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder A call by Gov. Jim Doyle in the State of the State speech to put partisanship aside and pass a bill creating green jobs in Wisconsin left some GOP lawmakers seeing red. “It’s a bill written by ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder Lawmakers, unions and utilities agree they want Wisconsin’s renewable energy goals to create more jobs in the state. But the common ground crumbles when the sides consider ways to make sure that happens. Utilities want trust. Lawmakers ...
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By Paul Snyder A wary construction industry is watching closely as legislators consider automatically updating state building codes to match those set by the federal government. “The fear is what we would have to adopt,” said Brad Boycks, director of ...
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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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