A bill moving promptly through the Kansas legislature appears to some observers as a back-door effort to interfere with the development of wind energy in the state.
The future of a major wind energy transmission project is again uncertain after Iowa regulators on Monday afternoon rejected the developer’s third request that it change the process for granting project approval.
As work on a wind-energy transmission line moves forward in other states, developers say the regulatory process in Iowa is holding back the project.
Developers of a transmission line to carry wind power from northwest Iowa eastward have hit a stalemate with landowners along the route.
A Michigan-based transmission company is moving forward with plans to connect the PJM grid system in Pennsylvania and the Canadian energy market with a 73-mile line along the floor of Lake Erie.
As Michigan’s Upper Peninsula grapples with designing a long-term energy plan, some legislators and developers are seeking a renaissance of the region’s once-strong mining industry. Such a resurgence would provide economic benefits, and it would require more energy.
A Colorado-based solar company has begun an ambitious plan this week to enroll 5,000 Minnesota homeowners by December in its community solar garden program.
The potential for sinkholes could pose problems along interstate gas pipeline routes through northwest Ohio, warns a report submitted to federal regulators last month.
Michigan lawmakers are in the process of developing a more powerful electric connection between the Upper and Lower peninsulas, which is viewed as a long-term solution to the U.P.’s growth and energy independence.
While the Iowa Legislature considers putting greater restrictions on the use of eminent domain, rural advocates in Nebraska are proposing other strategies to help prevent its use in the first place.