Local governments could impose stricter safety regulations on wind farms than now allowed by state rules under a bill to be considered by a state Senate committee Wednesday.Read More »
The Obama administration and five states have reached an agreement to speed up approval of offshore wind farms in the Great Lakes, which have been delayed by cost concerns and public opposition.Read More »
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Chicago-based wind energy company has suspended development plans in Wisconsin. Midwest Wind Energy’s president, Stefan Noe, said the company was working on a 98-megawatt farm in Calumet County and another project it hadn’t announced publicly. ...
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By Matt Pommer “Escape to Illinois!” proclaims the Illinois Wind Energy Association in the wake of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed new rules on wind turbine siting. Walker is asking the Republican-controlled Legislature to pass a law that any turbine ...Read More »
By James Briggs As Gov. Scott Walker invites Illinois companies to “escape to Wisconsin,” an Illinois nonprofit organization is predicting a mass exodus of wind energy business from the Badger state. Part of Walker’s proposed special session agenda includes a ...Read More »
By Bob Geiger Dolan Media Newswires Minneapolis — M.A. Mortenson Co., Minneapolis, has declared the wind energy industry “challenging and uncertain” after developing 100 wind farms in the United States and Canada. Mortenson’s assessment is part of a new 20-page ...Read More »
More government regulation and tighter restrictions? That’s the wrong path for Wisconsin to take on promising wind energy projects. Gov. Scott Walker and the Legislature should instead stick with the reasonable and uniform rules that the state Public Service Commission ...Read More »