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Misuse, high costs doom compost program

A seven-year pilot program designed to collect organic materials and deliver them to the area’s only biodigester is ending due to high costs.

June 2018

NovoMoto wins biz plan contest

Kudos to NovoMoto, a Madison startup that won the 2018 Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest.

June 2018

Utilities partner on solar project

Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) and WEC Energy Group (WEC), through its Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) subsidiary, will partner on two major solar projects at a cost of $390 million.

June 2018

$6M short, Water Utility seeks increase

The Madison Water Utility’s revenue fell $6 million short in 2017 and now it’s asking for a rate increase of 32% to make up the deficit.

May 2018

Area nonprofits to share solar money

RENEW Wisconsin has selected 15 nonprofits around the state to share in grants to install solar electric systems.

May 2018

Tax changes lead to utility bill credits for Wisconsin consumers

A ruling from the Wisconsin Public Service Commission means utility customers around the state will share in the six-month savings their utility companies have banked as a result of the 2017 tax code changes.

May 2018

Dane County seeks solar partners

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced that the county is looking for partners to develop solar and wind farms across Wisconsin. RFPs will be issued in the coming days, and Dane County could become an investor.

April 2018
Franchise allows former accountant to vent

Franchise allows former accountant to vent

While dryer vent cleaning may not be top of mind, Dean Culver, who recently expanded his Dryer Vent Wizard franchise to the Madison area, says regular maintenance is critical to reducing utility costs and preventing devastating fires.

March 2018

A solar-powered airport?

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi is hoping the Dane County Regional Airport will soon be powered by one of the state’s largest solar-powered projects.

March 2018
Stemming career

Stemming career

Pittsville is a small, rural Wisconsin town famous, perhaps, for being the geographical center of the state. It is also the childhood home of Mindy Bakken, 25, test and service engineer at Phoenix in Madison, a company that is quickly becoming a beacon in the world of nuclear technology.

February 2018
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