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Archive of: Energy Biz Report

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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

Alliant plans more wind turbines for Iowa

Madison-based Alliant Energy Corp. plans to build a 69-turbine wind farm in central Iowa.

January 2018

Conservative energy group launches

The Wisconsin Conservative Energy Forum (wiscef.org) has been formed to find an “all-of-the-above” approach to energy.

December 2017

Group pushes for a greener MGE

Shareholders for Clean Energy, a group representing about 100 Madison Gas & Electric shareholders, submitted three resolutions to the Madison utility that it wants put to a vote at the company’s annual stockholders meeting next May.

December 2017

Businessman creates solar energy fund

Cal Couillard, an Edgerton businessman, has created a fund that encourages nonprofits to switch to solar energy.

November 2017

Phoenix labs expanding

Monona-based Phoenix Nuclear Labs, now called Phoenix, is making the most of a $12 million financing round led by Deerfield Management Co., a New York health care investment firm and a new investor.

November 2017

African attendees denied visas; local energy summit canceled

The US-Africa Energy Summit 2017 hosted by UW–Platteville was scheduled to take place Sept. 18–19 at Monona Terrace but has been canceled because several presenters and attendees from African nations were denied entry into the U.S.

September 2017

Madison College plans state's largest rooftop solar install

Madison College will add $1.8 million to a grant from Madison Gas and Electric to build a 1,400-kilowatt solar photovoltaic (PV) system on top of the main Truax Campus building in Madison.

June 2017
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