Kari Lydersen

Recent Articles

Midwest Energy: Why U. S. Needs More Alternative Energy
Midwest Energy

Why U. S. Needs More Alternative Energy

Wisconsin general who lives in solar powered home sees alternatives as critical to nation’s energy security.

Midwest Energy News: WE Energies Customers Want Cost Reduction
Midwest Energy News

WE Energies Customers Want Cost Reduction

Pleasant Prairie plant’s closing should cut costs, says a consumers group and industrial customers.

Midwest Energy News: Coal Dust Recurring in Oak Creek?
Midwest Energy News

Coal Dust Recurring in Oak Creek?

Residents and We Energies disagree, company meets with community Wednesday.

Midwest Energy: Crowdfunding Program Creates Solar Power
Midwest Energy

Crowdfunding Program Creates Solar Power

Two Milwaukee non-profits among 11 groups using this to go solar.

We Cut 20 Tons of Carbon Emissions

We Cut 20 Tons of Carbon Emissions

Non-profit Cool Choices uses games to convince even Republicans to go green.

Energy Controls Could Create 44,000 Jobs

Energy Controls Could Create 44,000 Jobs

Study shows new technology could be made by area companies with state support.

Conservative Group Pushes Renewable Energy

Conservative Group Pushes Renewable Energy

It’s about dollars and cents and jobs, new state group’s leaders say.

More Coal Pollution for Metro Area?

More Coal Pollution for Metro Area?

Closing of We Energy’s Pleasant Prairie plant could hike coal usage at its Oak Creek plants.

Third Party Solar Deals Growing

Third Party Solar Deals Growing

Helps finance solar panels, despite legal uncertainty in Wisconsin.

Solar on Every Rooftop

Solar on Every Rooftop

New Berlin subdivision requires solar installation in all 34 homes.

Why Sunrun Chose Wisconsin

Why Sunrun Chose Wisconsin

First midwest state for company; high We Energies rates make solar more attractive.

Biogas Producers Face Barriers

Biogas Producers Face Barriers

State has 38 biodigesters, but many have problems getting gas to the market.

Wisconsin Leads in Climate Change Study

Wisconsin Leads in Climate Change Study

Even as state agencies censor the issue, UW is national leader in its research.

State Energy Fund Diverted to Other Uses

State Energy Fund Diverted to Other Uses

$8 million goes for internet access, much of it to three private companies.