Advocates and lawmakers say utilities need to find different ways to deal with coal plant debt — and stop making a profit off it.
Wisconsin city and state leaders are glad for a nearly $5 billion federal initiative meant to help states and municipalities advance climate action plans.
Solar advocates say there should be a uniform policy for compensating residential solar generation, rather than allowing “ad-hoc major reforms utility by utility.”
“My husband and I had plans when I retired to travel; now he’s in the graveyard,” said the widow of a cleanup worker at the infamous 2008 Kingston, Tennessee, coal ash spill.
A recent regulatory ruling on utility-owned rooftop solar may bode well for third-party-owned arrays.
A unique model yields solar energy benefits, despite Wisconsin’s lack of legal clarity around third-party-owned installations.
The Inflation Reduction Act opens up new opportunities for nonprofits to take advantage of tax credits, but Wisconsin regulators are still vague on what types of projects will be allowed.
Critics say a proposed rate hike by We Energies for new solar and natural gas generation pits low-income residents against clean energy advocates, taking too much profit for shareholders
A pair of cases before regulators seek to clarify Wisconsin’s position on third-party-owned solar installations, in which the entity that owns the array is different from the property owner that will use the electricity.
A lack of clarity over third-party-owned solar in Wisconsin has stymied cities’ efforts to install photovoltaics on municipal buildings, but one city says it’s come up with a workaround that could be replicated elsewhere.
Amendments to the bill would bar governments from accepting payment at charging stations or selling electricity not purchased from the local utility.
Wisconsin is the only state where third-party solar ownership has been blocked, advocates say. Legal uncertainty has prevented property owners from using the financing model.