December 9, 2023


Minnesota Power, Dairyland Power Cooperative and Basin Electric Power Cooperative
Wisconsin Gas Plant Delayed as Enviros Still Try to Block Project
The timeline for building the Nemadji Trail Energy Center has been pushed into next year as clean energy groups continue to challenge the need for the planned gas plant.
ATC and ITC Midwest
Wisconsin Tx Project Clears State Litigation
Cardinal Hickory Creek transmission project overcame another legal hurdle: a Wisconsin county judge found that regulators adequately scrutinized the project.
WEC Energy Group
WEC Energy Group’s Earnings Droop on Mild Winter
WEC Energy Group’s first-quarter earnings dipped year-over-year, owing to one of the mildest winters in its service territory in more than a century.
Manitowoc Public Utilities
FERC Approves SSR Agreement for Wisconsin Coal Plant
FERC approved a MISO system support resource (SSR) agreement that will keep a Wisconsin coal plant operating for reliability purposes.
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Incumbents Successful in Most Contested Governors’ Races
Democrats backing aggressive climate policies won or were leading in eight of 12 of the most contested gubernatorial races after voting Tuesday.
Midwest Governors Form Clean Hydrogen Coalition
Seven Midwest governors announced the creation of the Midwestern Hydrogen Coalition to accelerate clean hydrogen’s production and use.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Wisconsin Court Undercuts Lawsuit in Cardinal-Hickory Creek Dispute
Wisconsin's high court ruled that a regulator’s messages to developers didn't pose a serious risk of bias in the Cardinal-Hickory Creek permitting process.
Roda S.p.A.
US Interstate Highways: A NIMBY-free Corridor for Grid Expansion?
A report examining the use of the interstate system as a corridor for expansion of the nation’s transmission system concluded it can be done relatively quickly.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Enviro Groups Push Wisc. DNR to Scrutinize Cardinal-Hickory Creek Line
Conservation groups have asked Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources to revoke permits for the embattled Cardinal-Hickory Creek transmission line.
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Just Transition: More than ‘Checking the Box’
At least five states passed laws requiring regulators to consider equity in decision-making in 2021. But some groups still feel invisible.

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