The actor and environmentalist said Wisconsin's political climate shouldn't hold it back on energy efficiency -- and Milwaukee is already proving his case.
Five months after state regulators strongly urged them to develop pilot projects that would “expand renewable (distributed generation) in Iowa,” Iowa's two largest utilities have proposed new rate systems that critics contend would do just the opposite.
Minnesota rural co-ops are imposing some of the highest fixed charges in the country for customers with their own solar panels.
Although a new jobs report shows Ohio with a net gain in clean energy jobs last year, most of those jobs were for out-of-state projects.
In Wisconsin, where state regulators and utilities have been perceived as cool to renewable energy, rural co-ops are making major investments in solar power.
Making solar energy available in low-income areas can provide lasting financial relief from high electric bills, as well as expanded employment opportunities and improved environmental health, says a new report released this week.
A Wisconsin utility that has drawn criticism for fixed-charge increases now finds clean-energy advocate in its court as it seeks approval for a community solar program.
As tomorrow's grid is reshaped with more wind farms, solar arrays and gas-fired plants, experts warn that new regulation will be needed to ensure that these resources provide the frequency support and other essential services.
A South Dakota legislative committee on Friday killed a bill that would have required regulated utilities in the state to use a standard set of criteria in establishing an avoided-cost rate.
A recent solar jobs report says Michigan stands to boost industry employment by 14 percent this year, but those in the sector say the long-term outlook is much more uncertain.