Alliant Energy appoints new president/COO

Lisa M. Barton most recently served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of American Electric Power (AEP), one of the largest electric utility companies in the United States.

Evers declares state energy emergency

The new executive order, No. 183, will provide a 30-day waiver that will allow fuel suppliers to get caught up on deliveries due to weather-related delays.

US scientists announce fusion energy breakthrough

U.S. scientists have for the first time produced more energy in a fusion reaction than was used to ignite it — a major breakthrough in the decades-long quest to harness the process that powers the sun.

Madison launches sustainability webpage

The page describes the city’s goals, programs, partnerships, and policies. The page also includes information about climate, energy, waste, transportation, water, and more.

MGE customers to see rates jump by 9%

In part, the increased rates will cover higher fuel costs along with the company’s plans to buy part of Alliant Energy’s new natural gas plant in Beloit.