Category Archives: Renewable Energy

Pres. Obama Unveils Climate Change Plan

Pres. Obama has laid out a sweeping new climate change plan. The plan, which would cut carbon emissions in the United States and encourage other countries to do so as well, bypasses Congress, opting to achieve the president’s policy goals … Continue reading

Posted in Clean Air Act, Climate Change, Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, Regulatory Train Wreck, Renewable Energy

Interview with PSC Highlights Regional & Federal Regulation

In an interview with The Wheeler Report, Phil Montgomery, the Chairman of the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin discussed the challenges of the agency and the agencies move to more regional work.

Posted in Energy, Renewable Energy, Rulemaking in Wisconsin

PSC Denies Wind Farm Permit

On a 2-1 vote, the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) decided to deny the application of Highland Wind Farm, LLC, for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) to construct a 102.5 Megawatt Wind Electric Facility in the … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, Renewable Energy

EIA Explores Cellulosic Biofuels Shortfall

The Energy Information Administration at the U.S. Dept. of Energy recently released an article discussing the projected cellulosic biofuel shortfall and its implications.

Posted in Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, Renewable Energy

Milwaukee Highlighted by Dept. of Energy

Since being selected as a Solar America City by the Energy Department in 2008, Milwaukee has continued to support the growth of its solar industry with the Milwaukee Power Pack pilot program and ongoing incentives for home and business owners. … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, Renewable Energy

EPA Proposes 2013 Renewable Fuel Standards in Wake of Court Ruling

The EPA has proposed its 2013 volumetric requirements for four fuel categories that are part of the agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard program (RFS2) just a week after a federal court struck down one of its 2012 standards.

Posted in Court Watch, Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, Renewable Energy

A Car Lovers Lament

Since the 1960s regulations have dramatically altered the automotive industry. The Master Resource blog, which bills itself as a free-market energy blog, has an interesting post titled “Car Homogenization: What Have Regulations Wrought?” that explores some of the unintended consequences … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, Regulatory Train Wreck, Renewable Energy

WPRI Explores Wisconsin's Electric Past & Future

“Power Up!” an article in the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute’s December 2012 issue of its magazine, Wisconsin Interest, explores Wisconsin’s electric generation history and the state’s current status relative to other states in the MISO (the Midwest Independent Transmission System … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, Regulatory Train Wreck, Renewable Energy, Wisconsin Legislature

PSC Issues Strategic Energy Assessment

The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) has released the final version of the state’s biennial Strategic Energy Assessment (SEA). The newly released SEA, “Energy 2018,” provides a glimpse of Wisconsin’s anticipated energy supply and demand for the years 2012-2018.

Posted in Energy, Renewable Energy

EPA Keeps Renewable Fuels Levels in Place After Considering State Requests

This summer, in light of drought conditions affecting the country, Governors from several States requested a waiver of the national volume requirements for the renewable fuel standard program (RFS). The EPA recently denied the petition, citing a lack of evidence … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, Renewable Energy