A cogeneration plant built by a utility at a Wisconsin paper mill has so far generated very little electricity -- and almost no benefit for the ratepayers that covered most of the cost.
In states across the Midwest, advocates are challenging transportation administrators and elected officials over what they see as an ongoing, unnecessary build-out of highway infrastructure rooted in 20th-century planning.
Wisconsin has 58 inactive sand extraction sites, and while there is substantial interest in bringing more facilities online, the oil price slump has made it difficult to get those projects off the ground
As it has in Minnesota, Xcel Energy will soon be offering community solar to its customers in Wisconsin, albeit on a much smaller scale.
Unlike their counterparts in Wisconsin, Minnesota regulators recently rejected a proposed increase in fixed charges. But advocates are unsure if that will change the course of the debate.
Hospitals, which use large amounts of both electricity and thermal energy, are increasingly embracing combined heat and power.
Wind and solar energy support about 30,000 jobs at about a thousand companies in Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa, according to a recent series of reports.
Undeterred by the surfeit of generating capacity available to serve Wisconsin electricity customers, Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) is now seeking permission to build a new power plant.
Arcane-sounding changes to the way solar customers are compensated for excess energy will have a significant impact on solar economics in Wisconsin.
Speakers at an all-day conference on energy policy in Wisconsin evoked two images of the state's renewables sector. And neither is encouraging for clean energy advocates.