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PSC Finalizes 2020 Grant Program

From Renew Wisconsin, October 19, 2020. The Public Service Commission approved $7 million in funding that will be awarded through the 2020 round of the Energy Innovation Grant Program (EIGP). The EIGP awards financial assistance that supports the Office of Energy Innovation’s mission relating to energy efficiency, renewable energy, transportation, planning and resilience. In the […]

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Inside the climate battle quietly raging about US homes

From The Guardian, October 9, 2020. Some challenges to US climate action are obvious – like when Donald Trump boasts about leaving the international Paris agreement and rolling back pollution rules. But many more play out behind the scenes. One of those is the battle over efforts to make America’s new homes and buildings more […]

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Arch Electric completes state’s largest privately owned solar system

From WIS Business, September 29, 2020. Arch Electric completed the largest privately owned solar array in Wisconsin history at Green Valley Dairy located north of Green Bay in Krakow. The more than 1.8 megawatt solar field was officially put into service on Sept. 3, beating Arch Electric’s previous record of a 1.6 megawatt rooftop at […]

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California Plans to Ban Sales of New Gas-Powered Cars in 15 Years

From The New York Times, September 23, 2020. California plans to ban the sale of new gasoline-powered cars statewide by 2035, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday, in a sweeping move aimed at accelerating the state’s efforts to combat global warming amid a deadly and record-breaking wildfire season. Read the article.

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Farm uses can coexist with solar arrays

From Herald-Mail Media, September 22, 2020. One of the objectives of my column is to improve readers’ agricultural literacy. I recently found I need to keep working on this after reading an article about a proposed solar farm near Cearfoss. Can somebody please tell me what a solar farm is? I know what it isn’t, […]

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Study: Full transition to electric cars would improve U.S. air, health

From Science News, September 17, 2020. America’s air would become remarkably cleaner if the country accelerated its transition to electric cars that don’t rely on fossil fuels, the American Lung Association said in a new report. A full transition to electric cars by 2040 would also result in fewer deaths, asthma attacks, heart attacks, strokes […]

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Study: Full transition to electric cars would improve U.S. air, health

From UPI, September 17, 2020. America’s air would become remarkably cleaner if the country accelerated its transition to electric cars that don’t rely on fossil fuels, the American Lung Association said in a new report. A full transition to electric cars by 2040 would also result in fewer deaths, asthma attacks, heart attacks, strokes and […]

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Wisconsin Utility Alliant Energy Pledges Net-Zero Carbon by 2050

From GTM:, July 23, 2020. Alliant joins rapidly growing list of U.S. utilities pledging to go net zero, including Duke, Southern Company and Xcel Energy. Wisconsin-based utility Alliant Energy has joined the ranks of U.S. utilities pledging to zero out their net carbon emissions by midcentury. The company set an “aspiration” to reach net-zero carbon […]

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PSC denies request to block Green County wind farm

From The Journal Times, June 11, 2020. isconsin regulators voted Thursday to deny a request from some Green County residents to stop construction of a controversial wind farm near Monroe. The 65-megawatt Sugar River Wind project proposed by EDF Renewables would consist of 24 turbines in the town of Jefferson near the Illinois border. Read […]

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State’s Utilities Lag on Solar Equity

From Urban Milwaukee, March 2, 2020. Even as the concept of “energy justice” is increasingly embraced, residents of low-income neighborhoods most affected by the old energy economy usually find it hard to tap the benefits of renewable energy — namely cost savings from rooftop or community solar and the satisfaction of participating directly in the […]

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