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MISO FERMENTS A $1.8 TRILLION ENERGY PLAN

State regulators, state lawmakers, federal lawmakers, and community energy planners: Does the prospect of households paying an additional $160 per month on their electric bills prompt you to wonder what else could be done with…

Utility-Scale Wind and Solar Facilities are Threatening Rural…

We currently have a crisis happening in rural Wisconsin. Our beautiful countryside, our quaint villages, our recreational destinations and tourism economies, our vital farming communities who bring food to our table, are being devastated by…

Governor Evers Okays PSCW to Explore a Fairer…

SOUL is uncertain whether intervenors will be able to participate in Docket 1-AC-256  “Section 119 rule making,” but the new rules established by the Commission are likely to either propel or limit investment in distributed grid…

Multi-National Wind Developer Seeks Wisconsin Landowner Commitments without…

Very few residents of Iowa and Lafayette Counties in Wisconsin are aware that a Canadian-owned, multinational corporation, Pattern LLC,1 has salespeople on the ground courting landowners to exchange a few hundred dollars for signed agreements…

Understanding Wind System Proposal in Iowa and Lafayette…

Wind developers are making their way through large parts of Iowa and Lafayette counties persuading landowners to sign lease easements for large industrial wind turbines (WTs). What Pattern Energies is proposing is to site a…

Getting Serious About CO2 -Part II

State Efficiency Programs vs. Regional Transmission Expansion Planning        Through Fall 2019 and early Winter 2020, a team of five, volunteer citizen public intervenors accomplished what no organizations, public utilities, government entities or law…

Getting Serious About CO2 -Part I

Section I: Have I Got a Deal for You! Question: What business would make a similar investment seven times and not stop to check its performance? Answer: One that is guaranteed 10.2% return no matter…