Energy

Down on the solar farm

The American farmer is still the lifeblood of our ability to produce food, not only for ourselves but also for the world, but the decline in the amount of Wisconsin land that’s actually being farmed might strike some as alarming.

State releases clean energy plan

Gov. Tony Evers, together with the Office of Sustainability and Clean Energy, announced the release of the state’s Clean Energy Plan, the first-ever plan in the state’s history as directed in Executive Order No. 38.

Bosch and BCycle partner for free Earth Day rides

Waterloo-based BCycle, a national bike-share system, has teamed up with Bosch eBike Systems, a division of Bosch Group, to offer free electric bike rideshare access in Madison and seven other cities across the country on Earth Day, Friday, April 22, through Sunday, April 24.

Solar for Good program expands

The program will give approximately $150,000 in funding and material donations to organizations to help reduce the upfront costs of installing solar.

MGE receives approval for solar, battery storage purchase

Madison Gas and Electric (MGE), in partnership with We Energies and Wisconsin Public Service, subsidiaries of WEC Energy Group, received approval from the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin to purchase solar energy and battery storage from the Paris Solar-Battery Park.

Solar opponents cite Wisconsin Constitution violation

Two residents and the town of Christiana have filed a motion asking the Public Service Commission to dismiss the utilities’ application, stating the leases are void under a clause in the state Constitution that limits leases on agricultural land to 15 years.

Clean energy financing bill passes Wisconsin Senate

PACE financing creates a mechanism for commercial, industrial, health care, agricultural, nonprofit, and multifamily property owners to obtain low-cost, non-recourse financing for up to 100% of the cost of energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements.

Urban League expands career training

The Urban League of Greater Madison is addressing southern Wisconsin’s changing workforce needs while training unemployed and underemployed community members by expanding intensive training academies for careers in commercial driving and solar installation.

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