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President Trump's reported to be ready to sign disaster relief bill without money for border security. Also on the Friday rundown: House bills would give millions a path to citizenship; and remembering California’s second-deadliest disaster.

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Public News Service - WI: Energy Policy

Johnathon Hladik of the Center for Rural Affairs says we need to re-think siting of power transmission lines.

LYONS, Neb. – The way electric transmission lines are built needs to change to take advantage of abundant wind power in the Midwest and Great Plains, according to a new report by the Center for Rural Affairs. Johnathon Hladik, the author of the report by the rural advocacy group, says the el

PHOTO: Tom Eggert, co-director of the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council. The group is interested in the renewal of the Wind Production Tax Credit.

MADISON, Wis. - "Two cents" may not sound like much, but it's at the heart of the debate over the Wind Production Tax Credit (PTC), which will expire in a few weeks if Congress doesn't renew it. Wind-power producers receive about two cents back for every kilowatt-hour of power they generate, and ren

PHOTO: Bob Fagen, senior associate at Synapse Energy Econmics, Inc.

Home and business energy costs have been falling in the Midwest, and the wind industry is claiming partial credit. Bob Fagen with Synapse Energy Economics says while it's a win for consumers, other energy sectors aren't pleased, and that's why traditional energy producers have begun a campaign to tr

BROOKFIELD, Wis. - Summertime in Wisconsin means more time spent outdoors, breathing in the air. Jerry Medinger, manager of the Clean Fuels and Vehicle Technologies Program with the American Lung Association in Wisconsin, says most people do not realize how much air they take in every day. "The ave

BROOKFIELD, Wis. - Fifty bucks to fill your tank with gas? Not unheard of when gasoline prices are about $4 a gallon. Jerry Medinger, manager of the Clean Fuels and Vehicle Technology program for the American Lung Association in Wisconsin, suggests things drivers can do to save money every day, inc

SPRING VALLEY, Wis. - Increasing numbers of Wisconsin farmers are cutting their power bills and reducing their carbon footprints by switching to alternative sources of energy. Harriet Behar, an organic specialist with the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES), says farmers use a

MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin's recent political and policy shifts might have undermined clean-energy development and job creation. Howard Learner, executive director of the Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC), says it's a distinct possibility. The Center's new study of Wisconsin's solar and wind

LYONS, Neb. - The Center for Rural Affairs has released a map and informational database of proposed clean-energy transmission lines throughout the Great Plains and Upper Midwest, including three proposed lines in Wisconsin. Getting clean energy from where it's generated to where it's needed is a v

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