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TASC suing WI PSC to overturn rate case ruling

The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC) is calling on the Wisconsin Public Service Commission (PSC) to release all records of communications between Commissioner Ellen Nowak and Wisconsin Energy (WE) -- including the full audio transcript of a June 2014 panel at the Edison Electric Institute's (EEI) annual conference in Las Vegas -- and has announced plans to sue the PSC to overturn its We Energies rate case ruling this month.  

ALLETE to sell wind farm to Montana-Dakota Utilities for $200M

Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. and ALLETE Clean Energy (ACE) have signed an agreement to purchase a North Dakota wind farm to be developed by ACE. The North Dakota wind project will be comprised of 43 turbines capable of producing 107.5 megawatts of electricity.

Unlocking $48 trillion in energy investments

The decisions that investors make in the energy sector today will make or break the sustainability of global energy systems for years to come, according to a new report from the World Energy Council (WEC). Specifically, the ability to invest the $48 trillion required over the next 20 years could be in jeopardy as global energy systems are under increasing stress and governments limit their spending due to economic conditions, threatening countries' ability to supply sustainable, reliable, and affordable energy for their populations. 

 

Germany's utility lobby objects to further emissions cuts without power market reforms

Germany's "Energiewende," an aggressive transition from traditional power sources to a program that features renewable energy, energy efficiency and sustainable development, has been praised for its foresight and criticized for raising electricity prices and risking the health of its electric grid. 

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