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PNS Daily Newscast - August 21, 2019 


The Trump administration weakens banking regulations; and events this weekend mark the 400th anniversary of slavery in the United States. (Broadcaster Note: Our 6-min. newscast now has an optional outcue at 3 minutes: “This is PNS.”)

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Public News Service - WI: Energy Policy

MADISON, Wisc. - The huge oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico raises questions about how we fuel Wisconsin's energy needs, but it appears the answers can be difficult to find, according to one Wisconsin professor. The spill has already caused some to say the environmental cost of drilling offshore isn't

MADISON, Wis. - More nuclear power could be in Wisconsin's future, but it would take a change in the law and a decade of lead time to make it happen. The Obama administration supports more nuclear power, and the proposed Clean Energy Jobs Act in Wisconsin would remove the near-moratorium on building

BROOKFIELD, Wis. - Wisconsin drivers can get where they're going, and do it in a more environmentally-friendly way, by driving a flex-fuel vehicle that uses an alternate fuel such as E85. That fuel, a mixture of 85 percent ethanol with just 15 percent gasoline, is made in part from ethanol produced

MADISON, Wis. - General Motors has left Janesville, and many of Wisconsin's other heavy manufacturing concerns have dried up, but clean energy may be the key to Wisconsin's manufacturing future - even with competition from the Chinese. When Ingeteam opens a new wind turbine plant in Milwaukee, the s

MADISON, Wis. - As residents of Wisconsin prepare to hang up new calendars this week, the lessons of 2009 are looming large. University of Wisconsin political science Professor Charles Franklin says the economy appears to be the major political and social issue that will dominate public debate acros

MADISON, Wis. - When individuals from 193 countries converge on Copenhagen, Denmark, today to begin talks about climate change, Wisconsin interests will be an important part of the mix. More than 48 representatives of Midwestern utilities, cities, agencies and youth and environmental organizations a

LA CROSSE, Wis. - If you want to help save a lot of energy and help the environment, you may want to consider a tree house. But the tree houses being developed by a Wisconsin company don't involve living in the tree. It's a technique called "whole tree architecture," and it employs the use of un-mil

MADISON, Wis. - New research at the University of Wisconsin indicates that there is at least one area critical to the energy, agriculture and environmental future in that state and much of the Midwest that most people agree on, regardless of their politics. Researchers asked hundreds of people a se

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