The budget also includes more than $100 million in borrowing for clean energy and conservation projects.
Alliant Energy said the decision will allow it to avoid some $250 million in maintenance and upgrade costs.
Conservation organizations that have long opposed dams for the damage they inflict on rivers are embracing hydroelectricity as a key to a clean energy future.
Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes said it’s not just about fighting climate change; it’s also a plan for economic growth and recovery.
The head of the U.N. challenged leaders to make 2021 the year humanity ends its "war on nature" and commits to a future free of planet-warming pollution.
The Public Service Commission will award grants this spring for projects that reduce energy consumption, increase the use of clean energy or alternative transportation technologies, or increase energy resilience.
Combined with a 9-megawatt solar farm under construction at the Dane County Regional Airport, the project is expected to offset 100% of the county's electricity use.
MGE has contracts with the state of Wisconsin, UW-Madison, the city of Fitchburg and local businesses Placon Corp., Promega Corp., Tribe 9 Foods and the Willy Street Co-op to buy energy from the 160-acre solar farm on Seminole Highway.
Here's how members of Wisconsin's congressional delegation voted on major issues this week.
Conservatives are skeptical of big government and big business, not environmentally motivated, extraordinarily price-sensitive and don’t want to see any sources of energy taken off the table. But they are receptive to clean energy if they see it as affordable.
Conservatives are skeptical of big government and big business, not environmentally motivated, extraordinarily price sensitive and don’t want to see any sources of energy taken off the table. But they are receptive to clean energy if they see it as affordable.
Maria Redmond is the director -- and so far only employee -- of the Office of Sustainability and Clean Energy, which Gov. Tony Evers created to transition Wisconsin to carbon-free electricity by 2050.
With the completion of a $9 million solar farm at the Middleton airport, Madison Gas and Electric has nearly doubled the availability of community solar programs. But while consumer demand is strong, few Wisconsin residents have access to the kind of customer-owned clean energy options available in states like Minnesota.
Citing the impact of weatherization programs that were part of the federal stimulus package in 2009, industry groups say government programs focused on clean energy “can get the most people back to work over the most sectors in the least amount of time.”
Madison Gas and Electric wants to build a 20-megawatt solar farm in Fitchburg to provide clean energy for a group of industrial and governmental customers.
The Public Service Commission voted 3-0 to authorize Madison Gas and Electric to build the $16.8 million plant on about 46 acres of county-owned land and to sell the output to the county under the utility’s renewable energy plan.
RACINE — Wisconsin environmental groups have collaborated on a guide to developing a clean energy plan for ground-level governments such as ci…
A recent report from the Environmental Law & Policy Center highlights how a slate of clean energy policies helped spur wind and solar development in Minnesota, while “modest and outdated” policies have done little to encourage similar growth across the border.
MADISON — Before getting into state politics, state Rep. Greta Neubauer, D-Racine, was very active in the environmental movement around climat…
The commitment represents nearly 10 times the state’s current solar generation capacity and more than double the amount expected to come online in the next couple of years in large-scale solar farms.
The case drew unprecedented interest, with more than 50 groups and individuals participating in the evaluation process, which drew hundreds of public comments, almost all of them opposed to the line.
MADISON — Before getting into politics, state Rep. Greta Neubauer, D-Racine, was heavily involved in the environmental movement.