The draft permit, which would allow the plant to discharge water from its cooling pond into the Wisconsin River, does not include a 2015 Environmental Protection Agency provision that would require the utility to stop using water to remove ash from the boilers.
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Alliant Energy Chairman and CEO Patricia Kampling has announced plans to retire this summer from the utility company she’s led for the past se…
Back in 2002, when Burke O’Neal and his brother started a solar installation business, it was a part-time thing they did out of their home.
Rapidly falling prices have made solar power one of the cheapest new sources of electricity, but consumer advocates and regulators question whether the first large-scale investment by Wisconsin utilities will be as cost-effective as promised in a case that has united utilities and environmental advocates.
Moving away from fossil fuels could create thousands of jobs, improve public health, and increase overall economic activity by nearly $14 billion in Wisconsin, according to a new study.
Favorable steel and aluminum prices contributed to $60 million cost savings on two ratepayer-funded power line projects completed in 2015 and 2018.
Under Wisconsin law, public utilities are regulated by the PSC. The law defines a public utility as any entity providing “heat, light, water or power … to or for the public.” Utilities and renewable energy advocates disagree on what “the public” actually means and whether it should apply to an agreement between two parties.
While the high is only expected to reach -13 on Wednesday -- just two degrees shy of the 120-year-old record -- climate data show cold snaps like this are far less common than they were a generation ago.
An environmental consulting firm traced the contamination to an exhaust vent in the former reactor building in Genoa, according to a report filed with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Temperatures could stay below zero for more than two days in the wake of a winter storm that's likely to bring more snow Sunday and Monday.