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David Michael Miller

For decades, utility companies have mostly gotten what they want from the state’s Public Service Commission. But opponents to a massive powerline proposed through the scenic Driftless Area are feeling something unusual — hope. Read more

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In the mid-’80s, the state’s Citizen Utility Board had 100,000 members; today it has only about 2,000. But as it turns 40 and has a new director, the group embarks on a campaign to reinvent itself. Read more

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350 Madison

Dane County wants to require Enbridge to carry $25 million in insurance in case its pipeline through Dane County leaks. In 2015, the state Legislature passed a law prohibiting such a requirement. The state Supreme Court will now hear the case. Read more

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The world has 12 years to prevent catastrophic climate change. So why are Wisconsin’s utilities still burning coal? Read more

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Gov. Tony Evers’ pick for the Public Service Commission, Rebecca Cameron Valcq, is raising concerns over her deep ties to the utility industry. Read more

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Kori Feener

Two companies hoping to get a controversial powerline approved through the Driftless Area are now funding the staff to review the project with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Read more

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Municipalities and companies are leading the way on renewable energy in Wisconsin. Read more

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Between 2005 and 2016, $5.14 billion worth of electric transmission line projects were built or approved in Wisconsin. Opponents say the lines are not needed, are too expensive, and there’s a better way. Read more

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