Energy

UW wins $2.5 million for tackling plastic waste

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded the University of Wisconsin–Madison funding of $2.5 million for a plastics recycling research and development project as part of the DOE’s Plastics Innovation Challenge.

Report: Madison lags in energy efforts

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s 2020 City Clean Energy Scorecard, which analyzed the efforts of 100 major U.S. cities to make buildings and transportation more energy efficient and scale up the use of renewable energy, has ranked Madison 64th out of the 100 cities that were studied.

Madison College adds to solar energy system

With the addition of two new solar photovoltaic projects at Madison College’s Fort Atkinson and Reedsburg campuses, the college is expected to save the district about $30,000 a year in utility costs by producing more than 310,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity annually.

Panel rules that utilities can intervene in power line case

Three utility companies — American Transmission Co., Dairyland Power Cooperative, and ITC Midwest — will be allowed to intervene in a legal challenge to their plans to build the $492 million Cardinal-Hickory Creek power line through southwestern Wisconsin.

Thousands could lose power if disconnections are allowed

Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway and a handful of political leaders and community organizations are calling for state regulators and utilities to halt disconnections for tens of thousands of Wisconsin residents that are scheduled for Friday.

Small but standing tall

Placing a spotlight on successful small businesses, the Dane County Small Business Awards have honored the economic and civic contributions of these vital employers for nearly four decades.

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