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Article, ILSR Press Room, Resource filed under Energy, Energy Self-Reliant States | Written by admin | No Comments | Updated on Jul 18, 2011

The Benefits of Clean, Local Energy

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/john-farrell-talks-local-clean-energy-crowd-boulder-colorado/

Senior Researcher John Farrell presented on the benefits of local clean energy to a crowd in Boulder, CO, in April 2011 at the invitation of the local organization Clean Energy Action.  The city of Boulder is currently considering municipalization of its utility. Continue reading

Article filed under Energy, Energy Self-Reliant States | Written by John Farrell | No Comments | Updated on Jul 18, 2011

WI Public Service Commission schedules Two Wisconsin EIS Scoping Meetings (CapX2020)

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/wi-public-service-commission-schedules-two-wisconsin-eis-scoping-meetings-capx2020/

WI Public Service Commission schedules Two Wisconsin EIS Scoping Meetings (CapX2020)

July 14 in Cochrane, WI

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Article filed under Energy, Energy Self-Reliant States | Written by John Farrell | No Comments | Updated on Jul 18, 2011

Town opposes running power line over bluffs

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/town-opposes-running-power-line-over-bluffs/

Original date: June 15, 2011

 

The Baraboo Town Board opposes plans for 150-foot-tall, high-voltage electrical towers marching past the town and over the Baraboo Bluffs.

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Article filed under Energy, Energy Self-Reliant States | Written by John Farrell | No Comments | Updated on Jul 18, 2011

Proposed power line creating concerns among area residents

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/proposed-power-line-creating-concerns-among-area-residents/

Original date: June 19, 2011

Thousands of area homeowners could someday see more of power lines. That’s if the American Transmission Company gets approval from the state Public Service Commission to build a massive power line through western Wisconsin.

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Article filed under Energy, Energy Self-Reliant States | Written by John Farrell | No Comments | Updated on Jul 18, 2011

People voice concerns over Badger Coulee Transmission Line Project

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/people-voice-concerns-over-badger-coulee-transmission-line-project/

People in the La Crosse area got to voice their opinion today about the American Transmission Company’s (ATC) proposed Badger Coulee Transmission Line Project. Some people don’t want the lines to cut through their backyard.

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Article filed under Energy, Energy Self-Reliant States | Written by John Farrell | No Comments | Updated on Jul 18, 2011

Stop it at the River!

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/stop-it-river/

Excel Energy, Dairyland Power and nine other utilities (CAPX2020) are proposing a 345kV ultra high voltage power line crossing from Minnesota to Alma, Wisconsin and then running either south or east to Madison. Most of the power line will be built by the American Transmission Company. The power line towers will be 15+ stories tall and have a right of way of 150 feet, which will be cleared by eminent domain and maintained by herbicides. Continue reading

Article filed under Energy, Energy Self-Reliant States | Written by John Farrell | No Comments | Updated on Jul 18, 2011

Property rights limited in budget bill

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/property-rights-limited-budget-bill/

 

Original date: June 13, 2011

Owners of land that sits in the way of a highway or power line project would have a harder time challenging a government takeover of their property if a proposal inserted into the state budget becomes law, property rights advocates say. The measure, adopted on a 12-4 party-line vote by the Legislature’s Republican-dominated budget-writing committee, pits the state Department of Transportation and power-line builder American Transmission Co. against property rights advocates and lawyers.

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Article filed under Energy, Energy Self-Reliant States | Written by John Farrell | No Comments | Updated on Jul 18, 2011

Property Rights: Budget would change eminent domain law

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/property-rights-budget-would-change-eminent-domain-law/

 

Original date: June 13, 2011

Owners of land that sits in the way of a highway or power line project would have a harder time challenging a government takeover of their property if a proposal inserted into the state budget becomes law, property rights advocates say.

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Article filed under Energy, Energy Self-Reliant States | Written by John Farrell | No Comments | Updated on Jul 18, 2011

New ATC transmission line project surges ahead

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/new-atc-transmission-line-project-surges-ahead/

Original date: June 2, 2011

JUDY NEWMAN | jdnewman@madison.com | 608-252-6156

About 40,000 homes and businesses from Middleton to north of La Crosse are getting letters this week from American Transmission Co. telling them a powerful electrical transmission line could be built within 3,000 feet — or about half a mile — and inviting them to public meetings later this month.

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Article filed under Energy, Energy Self-Reliant States | Written by John Farrell | No Comments | Updated on Jul 18, 2011

State agency takes on Xcel over proposed rate increase

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://www.ilsr.org/state-agency-takes-xcel-over-proposed-rate-increase/

 

Original date: April 6, 2011

The Minnesota Department of Commerce on Wednesday objected to Xcel Energy Inc.’s proposed rate increases, saying the utility needs far less to operate. The department’s Office of Energy Security recommended knocking down by $107 million, or more than half, the planned increase of $198 million.

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