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150 Public Comments: PSC must let Court Resolve Heubsch Bias Matter and Decide on Cardinal Hickory Creek Appeal Before the Commission can Invalidate its 2019 Approval of CHC.

Above Photo: Reading from her prepared notes at the Public Service Commission on July 1, Commissioner Ellen Nowak, encourages the Commission to, “move this along very quickly.” On the right is Bob Seitz, Nowak’ s Executive Assistant at the Commission since 2015. Seitz moved directly into this position from his work with Florida-based mining company, […]

Utility-Scale Wind and Solar Facilities are Threatening Rural Wisconsin

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 industrial utility-scale energy expansion. There are a lot of slogans and PR about this development from investors and cleverly crafted […]

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 these funds? WISCONSIN REGULATORS AND MISO ESTIMATING THE COST OF MISO’S LONG RANGE PLAN MISO’S ELECTRIFICATION IMPACTS MISO’S POWER PLANT […]

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 what the performance is. Collectively, the electric customers or ratepayers of Wisconsin utilities function as one, big investment business. We […]

Are You RIMBY Too?

For decades, promoters of for-profit utility interests have been calling me NIMBY, as in: Not In My Back Yard.  The labeling evades the fact that I’m really a RIMBY.  I welcome alternative power sources like solar Right In My Back Yard, and on my roof, and on my neighbor’s properties too. I like my energy use right-sized and close to where it […]