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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

Water Utility seeks answers after $6M shortfall discovered

The Madison Water Utility’s revenue fell $6 million short in 2017, causing the utility to now look at selling off property and delaying capital projects to make up for the unexpected loss.

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

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

Record phosphorus amounts removed from local watershed in 2017

The Madison Metropolitan Sewage District shipped a record volume of phosphorus out of the watershed in 2017, according to a release.

January 2018

Chinese company guilty of stealing from Middleton manufacturer

After just two weeks, a federal jury in Madison convicted Sinovel Wind Group, a Beijing-based wind turbine manufacturer, of stealing intellectual property from the Middleton branch of Massachusetts-based AMSC (fka American Superconductor). Charges included conspiracy, trade-secret theft, and wire fraud.

January 2018
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