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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Wisconsin should embrace wind energy


Mark Redstein's new opinion piece in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel makes a strong case for clean energy in the state.
Over the past few years, Wisconsin's wind industry has faced an unreasonable number of obstacles, more than any other form of energy production, nearly grinding the job- and energy-creating potential of this critical sector to a halt. If Wisconsin is going to move its economy forward, it needs to stop pushing back and open the door to clean, renewable wind energy.  
Fortunately, the door has started to creak open.  
On April 29, the Brown County Circuit Court dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Wisconsin Realtors Association that claimed the state's wind siting rule, PSC 128, was improperly enacted. The judge disagreed and ruled that the Public Service Commission lawfully enacted a balanced and comprehensive wind siting rule. ...
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