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Is Pennsylvania ready for offshore wind?

Erie County, Pennsylvania has decided to invest in offshore wind power, with the decision to join the Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo). LEEDCo is a nonprofit based in Northeast Ohio who is working to bring offshore wind to Lake Erie.

Colorado latest to join states challenging BLM hydraulic fracturing rule

Even after years of review, BLM's final rule is "both substantively meritless and the product of a procedurally deficient rulemaking process."

Miss. Power joins with solar providers to build largest solar farms in state

Mississippi Power is taking the step to bring utility-scale solar to the state. The utility is partnering with two solar businesses and the United States to build two solar farms -- with a total of 53 megawatts (MW). According to Mississippi Power, the projects will become the largest solar installations in Mississippi.

Alliant Energy expanding WI Riverside Energy Center

Alliant Energy's Wisconsin utility, Wisconsin Power and Light Company (WPL), is seeking approval from the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) to construct a combined-cycle, natural gas-fueled generating station at the company's Riverside Energy Center near Beloit, amidst widespread support.

Wisconsin Energy-Integrys acquisition receives one more regulatory approval

The Integrys Energy Group, Inc. acquisition by Wisconsin Energy Corp. passed another approval with the go-ahead by the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC). We Energies is a subsidiary of Wisconsin Energy Corp.

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