2012 News Articles

Midwest power grid expansion draws opposition. (12/21/12)

UWM center helps companies cut costs through energy assessments. (12/26/12)

Appeals upholds EPA authority over emissions.
(12/21/12)

Ratepayers still reap rewards from Focus on Energy.
(12/20/12)

NSPW granted 6% rate hike for 2013.
(12/14/12)

MGE rate hike approved with final written order.
(12/14/12)

Concerns raised on power line's proposed routes in sensitive Dane County spots.
(12/13/12)

With extra turbines, Alliant Energy opens Iowa wind farm.
(12/12/12)

PSC allows We Energies to buy Iowa County wind farm.
(12/6/12)

Wisconsin Energy announces dividend, affirms profit forecast.
(12/6/12)

National Association of Manufacturers study outlines EPA-induced costs.
(12/4/12)

We Energies authorized to raise rates.
(11/28/12)

PSC sides with downtown Milwaukee businesses in WEPCO rate case.
(11/28/12)

“Green power” price hike approved as PSC ends solar program.
(11/28/12)

PSC energy projections include proposal for power line from Madison area into Illinois.
(11/28/12)

Cleanup plan will keep We Energies’ U.P. coal plant open.
(11/27/12)

Power line project in Wauwatosa creating waves.
(11/25/12)

California’s first cap & trade auction sells out.
(11/20/12)

UWM center helps companies cut costs through energy assessments. (12/26/12)

Appeals upholds EPA authority over emissions.
(12/21/12)

Ratepayers still reap rewards from Focus on Energy.
(12/20/12)

NSPW granted 6% rate hike for 2013.
(12/14/12)

MGE rate hike approved with final written order.
(12/14/12)

Concerns raised on power line's proposed routes in sensitive Dane County spots.
(12/13/12)

With extra turbines, Alliant Energy opens Iowa wind farm.
(12/12/12)

PSC allows We Energies to buy Iowa County wind farm.
(12/6/12)

Wisconsin Energy announces dividend, affirms profit forecast.
(12/6/12)

National Association of Manufacturers study outlines EPA-induced costs.
(12/4/12)

We Energies authorized to raise rates.
(11/28/12)

PSC sides with downtown Milwaukee businesses in WEPCO rate case.
(11/28/12)

“Green power” price hike approved as PSC ends solar program.
(11/28/12)

UWM center helps companies cut costs through energy assessments. (12/26/12)

Appeals upholds EPA authority over emissions.
(12/21/12)

Ratepayers still reap rewards from Focus on Energy.
(12/20/12)

NSPW granted 6% rate hike for 2013.
(12/14/12)

MGE rate hike approved with final written order.
(12/14/12)

Concerns raised on power line's proposed routes in sensitive Dane County spots.
(12/13/12)

With extra turbines, Alliant Energy opens Iowa wind farm.
(12/12/12)

PSC allows We Energies to buy Iowa County wind farm.
(12/6/12)

Wisconsin Energy announces dividend, affirms profit forecast.
(12/6/12)

National Association of Manufacturers study outlines EPA-induced costs.
(12/4/12)

We Energies authorized to raise rates.
(11/28/12)

PSC sides with downtown Milwaukee businesses in WEPCO rate case.
(11/28/12)

“Green power” price hike approved as PSC ends solar program.
(11/28/12)

PSC energy projections include proposal for power line from Madison area into Illinois.
(11/28/12)

Cleanup plan will keep We Energies’ U.P. coal plant open.
(11/27/12)

Power line project in Wauwatosa creating waves.
(11/25/12)

California’s first cap & trade auction sells out.
(11/20/12)

EIA: Coal transportation costs jump 50% in last decade.
(11/19/12)

Part of WEPCO’s requested rate hike would pay legal fees.
(11/18/12)

Utilities seek ok for new cooling towers at Columbia power plant.
(11/13/12)

Kaukauna rebuilds hydro plant.
(11/10/12)

MGE receives approval for 3.8% average increase in 2013. (11/9/12)

Alliant earnings up; reaches deal to sell renewable construction business. (11/9/12)

MGE’s profit up 12% on rate hike and heat wave.
(11/6/12)

Millions in federal green energy loans remain to be used. (11/4/12)

Deal near to keep U.P. power plant running. (11/2/12)

Wisconsin Energy eyes gas service to frac sand mines. (11/1/12)

WEC earnings jump 20% in third quarter. (10/31/12)

Klappa: Nuclear plant closing is good for We Energies. (10/31/12)

ATC withdraws upgrade to lines for nuclear uprates after the Kewaunee plant closure announcement. (10/30/12)

Judge throws out CapX2020 challenge. (10/30/12)

Point Beach nuclear uprates continue.
(10/30/12)

WEPCO launches $3.5 billion investment in state.
(10/29/12)

Valley power plant conversion could increase WEPCO steam rates. (10/29/12)

Milwaukee streetcar project is entwined with utility implications. (10/29/12)

Exelon study blasts wind production tax credit. (10/25/12)

PSC confirms zero rate increase for WPSC.
(10/24/12)

WPL customers will have a decrease in electric rates in 2013 due to lower fuel costs.
(10/24/12)

Dominion says Kewaunee nuclear plant will shut down for good in 2013.
(10/22/12)

Q&A: Interview with Wisconsin Energy's CEO and CFO.
(10/19/12)

Power line linked to nuclear plant upgrade would cost at least $193 million. (10/18/12)

Xcel and ATC to co-host open houses on Middleton-La Crosse proposed line. (10/9/12)

WEC CEO: Wisconsin needs to reopen nuclear power debate.
(10/8/12)

Rosier economic outlook cited as Green Bay utility scraps rate increase.
(10/3/12)

WPSC to buy natural gas-fired plant for $440 million.
(10/2/12)

Businesses, residents sound off on higher steam, electric rates.
(10/1/12)

We Energies seeks to pass on plant cost overruns.
(9/30/12)

PSC may require city, utilities to share cost of moving lines in streetcar plan.
(9/27/12)

Rising electricity rates revive deregulation debate
. (9/22/12)

GOP lawmaker seeks to freeze Wisconsin's renewable mandate
. (9/11/12)

MISO scales back a portion of ATC’s plans for the U.P. (8/25/12)

Compete Coalition: Wisconsin should deregulate, open up electric markets to competition.
(8/23/12)

D.C. Circuit Court strikes down EPA’s CSAPR rule.
(8/21/12)

Downtown Milwaukee businesses mobilize to head off jump in WEPCO steam heating costs.
(8/21/12)

Citizen groups go to court to stop CapX2020 power line.
(8/20/12)

WEPCO plans to convert Valley to natural gas by 2016. (8/16/12)

WPSC will refund $2 million in fuel costs next year.
(8/10/12)

Xcel and EPA reach agreement on $40 million Superfund cleanup in Ashland.
(8/8/12)

Op-ed: “Reliable power is part of Wisconsin's appeal to attracting, growing companies.”
(8/3/12)

Report: Shift away from coal reduces U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.
(8/2/12)

Wisconsin Energy to buy Montfort wind farm for $27 million.
(8/1/12)

Hot weather helps boost WEC’s earnings.
(8/1/12)

We Energies names CFO to succeed Kuester.
(7/30/12)

Alliant submits $1.4 billion retrofit & coal retirement plans.
(7/27/12)

DNR seeks “enforcement action” on WEPCO’s coal bluff collapse.
(7/27/12)

FERC sides with Xcel over part ownership of proposed Badger Coulee line.
(7/24/12)

PSC approves WIEG’s recommended changes to MWW’s EDR program.
(7/19/12)

Capital projects, heat wave create higher rates for utility customers.
(7/13/12)

State Supreme Court rules against WIEG & CUB. Court says that an out-of-state wind farm received the proper PSC review.
(7/11/12)

Electric rates not falling along with fuel costs.
(7/11/12)

Western Wisconsin municipal utilities drop Xcel and contract for wholesale power from AEP.
(7/9/12)

State has access to plenty of reliable power, PSC chief says.
(7/6/12)

Duke-Progress merger of benefit to ATC (joint venture with Duke).
(7/3/12)

PSC report shows Wisconsin has higher rates than neighbors. (6/30/12)

PSC approves $30 million WEPCO gas pipeline project. (6/28/12)

10% renewable mandate raised power costs. (6/18/12)

PSC approves WPL’s two-year rate freeze plan. (6/15/12)

The EPA sets tougher standards for soot pollution (6/15/12)

Oak Creek power plant back on-line. (June 4)

NSPW files for a $45 million rate hike. (June 1)

WPL proposes $25 million fuel decrease.
(June 1)

PSC grants preliminary approval for the $200 million CapX2020 project. (May 11)

WPL proposes two year rate freeze. (May 3)

WEPCO plans to spend $3.5 billion in next five years on “smaller” projects. (May 3)

WEC profits are up. (May 1)

ATC, Xcel, ITC have challenged each other over proposed powerlines. (April 21)

PSC approves $30 million MVP powerline connecting to Zion Illinois. (April 20)

MISO has 27% Reserve margin forecast for this summer. (April 26)

MJS editorial supports ATC's proposal for a northern power line. (April 19)

Focus on Energy puts money on biofuels.
(April 16)

Shipments of coal to power plants fall to 18-year low. (April 17)

Milwaukee region meets ozone standards according to EPA report. (April 9)

PSC approves Alliant plan to buy Beloit power plant. (April 5)

WPSC seeks 9.2% rate hike.
(April 2)

Alliant’s new CEO gets back to basics, focusing on zero rate increases.
(April 1)

WEC lowers earnings prediction for first quarter.
(March 29)

EPA sets carbon standard for new power plants.
(March 27)

WEPCO files for $137 million rate plan. (March 24)

MGE files for base rate case of $22 million or 5.8%. (March 24)

Executive Q&A with Alliant's Kampling.
(March 18)

Xcel Energy, ATC dispute ownership of proposed $425 million Badger Coulee line. (March 1)

DNR proposes violations against We Energies in coal ash bluff collapse. (March 1)

Environmental groups say they'll sue EPA over permit process for Valley power plant. (March 1)

Federal policies that kill jobs. (Feb 25)

Warmer winter reduces MGE's profits. (Feb 24)

Eau Claire to UP power line proposed. (Feb 23)

Shaw/Focus on Energy awards the industrial energy program contract to SAIC. (Feb 22)

Alternative power line plans proposed for Upper Peninsula. (Feb 21)

Nuclear power faces headwinds. (Feb 18)

ATC, partners would bring hydro power from Canada. (Feb 9)

Bill aims to streamline duties at the PSC. (1/30/12)

PSC Commissioner Nowak sees new pollution rules hiking electric rates in Wisconsin. (1/27/2012)

Xcel to pilot backing up wind farms with solar. (1/25/12)

Environmental groups oppose the rush of $1 billion in power lines for Northern Wisconsin and the U.P. (1/22/12)

Alliant’s CEO Bill Harvey will retire soon. Patricia Kampling was promoted and will take over in April. (1/20/12)

WEC plans to speed up dividend hikes. (1/19/12)

Winds blow hot and cold. Broadwind wins tower order; Vestas cuts jobs. (1/12/12)

UP coal-fired power plant may stay open. We Energies in talks with cooperative about Presque Isle joint venture. (1/11/12)

Groups get involved in Milwaukee's streetcar utility case. PSC to rule on who pays to move utility lines. (1/8/12)

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