WIND: It’s officially over for the controversial Goodhue wind farm in Minnesota, as developers tell state regulators they’re no longer pursuing the project. (Minnesota Public Radio) FERC: Amid Republican charges that he’s “outside the mainstream,” Ron Binz’s nomination to lead … Continue reading
POLICY: A bipartisan group says U.S. energy policy is “like an orchestra without a conductor,” and offers a blueprint to move forward. (Midwest Energy News) WIND: Minnesota regulators delay a decision on the Goodhue wind farm, Wisconsin’s Public Service Commission … Continue reading
The company that wants to build a $179 million wind farm in southeastern Minnesota is making a final push to invite residents to participate in the controversial project as it prepares to begin construction later this year.
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EPA: The EPA will announce carbon restrictions on new power plants today, which will essentially prohibit new coal plants without carbon-capture technology. (New York Times) WIND: With arguably Minnesota’s most contentious wind farm fight in the history books, what lessons … Continue reading
WIND: The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission may revoke the permit for the controversial Goodhue wind energy project in two weeks, citing questions about its ownership, utility contract and wildlife protection plan. In Michigan, Consumers Energy is adding 105-megawatts of new wind … Continue reading
Illinois judge denies request to prevent fracking rules from taking effect • First meeting of Ohio energy standards committee off to a shaky start • Ohio regulators approve utility request to suspend efficiency programs • Tens of thousands lose power after high winds cause damage in Michigan