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Biden Targets 50 Percent EVs by 2030

From Autoweek, August 5, 2021. On August 5, representatives of Ford, General Motors, Stellantis, and the United Auto Workers stood with President Biden to voluntarily support an executive order targeting a 50% sales share for electric vehicles in 2030. The goal includes plug-in hybrid and hydrogen fuel-cell cars in the mix. The administration also released […]

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Scientist says Saratoga solar project is safe for residents, environment

From the Wisconsin Rapids Tribune, August 5, 2021. SARATOGA – The Wood County Solar Project expected to be completed in 2022 doesn’t present any health or safety concerns, a consultant hired by the town told residents Wednesday evening. “If I had to have a facility in my backyard, I would say an industrial solar facility […]

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Minnesota adopts clean cars standard that require more electric vehicles

From the Minnesota Star Tribune, July 27, 2021. Minnesota is the latest state — and the first in the Midwest — to adopt California’s stricter tailpipe emissions standards and mandate for automakers to get more zero-emission vehicles onto sales lots. The rules don’t take effect until Jan. 1, 2024, for 2025 models, so Minnesotans likely […]

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GOP bill would establish community solar program; utilities strongly opposed

From Madison.com, July 14, 2021. Republican lawmakers have introduced legislation to allow Wisconsin consumers to get electricity from independent solar plants. The bill, authored by Sen. Duey Stroebel of Saukville and Rep. Timothy Ramthun of Campbellsport, would require utilities to purchase energy produced by community solar programs within their territories and credit subscribers for that […]

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RENEW Wisconsin: Solar for Good program to spur nearly $2 million in renewable energy projects for Wisconsin nonprofits

From WISBusiness, June 25, 2021. RENEW Wisconsin’s Solar for Good program has awarded over $150,000 in cash grants and solar panels to Wisconsin nonprofits for installing on-site solar energy systems. Sixteen organizations will install 787 kilowatts of clean, renewable electricity leading to nearly $2 million in renewable energy investments in Wisconsin. Read the article.

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Anaerobic digestion facility breaks ground in Green Leaf, will be largest in U.S.

From WeAreGreenBay.com, June 25, 2021. GREEN LEAF, Wis. (WFRV) – Wisconsin farmers rejoice! A new anaerobic digestion facility is being built right here in Wisconsin and will be one of the largest dairy-to-manure-to-renewable-natural-gas projects in the United States. Expecting to process more than 360 million gallons of manure per year, this 16-unit facility located in […]

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As Predicted, Electric Vehicles Are Getting Cleaner

From CleanTechnica, June 13, 2021. As electric vehicle (EV) aficionados like to say, the cleaner the grid, the cleaner the EV. That certainly rings true. Unlike gasoline-fueled vehicles, all-electric vehicles don’t emit tailpipe pollution of any kind, smog-forming or climate change-creating. But given that EVs are charged by electricity, they are indirectly responsible for the […]

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Madison unveils nation’s first electric fire engine

From the Madison State Journal, June 9, 2021. The Madison Fire Department unveiled what it calls a “revolutionary” electric fire engine Tuesday that city leaders hope will cut fuel costs and further the goal of eliminating carbon emissions. Manufactured by Appleton’s Pierce Manufacturing, it is believed to be the first electric-powered firetruck deployed in North […]

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Next Phase Launched in City of La Crosse’s Sustainability Plan that Will Generate $11 Million in Savings

From Energy and Environment Leader, May 27, 2021. The City of La Crosse, Wisconsin has launched the next phase of its sustainability initiative. Building on the significant progress made through their initial sustainability investments, this next phase will deliver solar photovoltaic (PV) and energy efficiency installations throughout city fire stations, at community libraries and within […]

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Wisconsin regulators approve 1,400-acre Sheboygan County solar farm

From the Wisconsin State Journal, May 21, 2021. Wisconsin regulators have approved construction of a controversial 1,400-acre Sheboygan County solar farm over protests from nearby residents. The Public Service Commission voted unanimously Thursday to approve the 150-megawatt Onion River solar project in the town of Holland, which is expected to produce enough electricity to supply […]

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Changes coming to Weston Power Plant

From WAOW.com, May 10, 2021. WESTON, Wis. (WAOW) — WPS’ parent company, the WEC Energy Group, recently put out its climate goals, and plenty inside that report will impact Central Wisconsin. While the company says it’s already cut carbon dioxide emissions by half since 2005, its goal is to reach net-zero carbon by 2050, and […]

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