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Is Nonpartisan State Audit Bureau Getting Political?

Is Nonpartisan State Audit Bureau Getting Political?

Report on PSC the second one where critics say agency bent findings to please Republican leaders.

Inflation Reduction Act Could Usher In Roof Top Solar Boom

Inflation Reduction Act Could Usher In Roof Top Solar Boom

The White House estimates the Inflation Reduction Act could help 90,000 homeowners install solar panels.

Could Regulators Make it Easier to Install Home Solar Panels?

Could Regulators Make it Easier to Install Home Solar Panels?

State regulators will look at rules that some say have been a barrier to small solar projects.

State Report Cites Progress on Broadband Expansion

State Report Cites Progress on Broadband Expansion

Millions spent, but still many in Wisconsin still lack adequate internet service.

State PSC Program Makes Homes More Green

State PSC Program Makes Homes More Green

$500,000 to reduce carbon emissions, cut utility costs for 50 low-income metro homeowners.

Gov. Evers Announces Release of 2022 Governor’s Task Force on Broadband Access Annual Report
State Supreme Court Says Regulators Not Biased For Transmission Project

State Supreme Court Says Regulators Not Biased For Transmission Project

Lawsuit alleged two regulators that approved a major transmission line project had ties to project supporters.

State Increasing Funding for Broadband Internet Access

State Increasing Funding for Broadband Internet Access

A total of $125 million in grants is available to increase internet access around the state.

Big Telecom Companies Want Millions From State

Big Telecom Companies Want Millions From State

Seeking grants to expand broadband coverage, but may still leave areas underserved, expert charges.

Regulators Want State Energy Program Cutting Emissions

Regulators Want State Energy Program Cutting Emissions

A state funded program currently works on energy efficiency, PSC wants it focused on emissions.

Regulators Approve Plans for State’s Largest Renewable Energy Plant

Regulators Approve Plans for State’s Largest Renewable Energy Plant

Project will meet energy needs for 25% of Dane County's 240,000 households. Some neighbors oppose the plant.

Gov. Evers Announces PSC Received 194 Applications Requesting More Than $495 Million for State Broadband Expansion Grants
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Gov. Evers Announces PSC Received 194 Applications Requesting More Than $495 Million for State Broadband Expansion Grants

PSC expected to award $100 million for broadband expansion by summer 2022

Regulators Approve $433M Sale of Solar Plant

Regulators Approve $433M Sale of Solar Plant

Three utility companies purchase 200 megawatt solar farm, enough to power 60,000 homes.

Gov. Evers Highlights More Than $23 Million in Broadband Access Grants in Rural Wisconsin
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Gov. Evers Highlights More Than $23 Million in Broadband Access Grants in Rural Wisconsin

Grants to connect more than 3,600 locations with new fiber broadband service

Gov. Evers, PSC Urge Customers to Apply for Affordable Connectivity Program
State Offers $100 Million in Broadband Grants

State Offers $100 Million in Broadband Grants

PSC administering program with federal dollars to expand high-speed internet.

Gov. Evers Announces $100 Million for Next Round of State Broadband Expansion Grants
Secret Messages Cast Doubt on Approval of Controversial Transmission Line

Secret Messages Cast Doubt on Approval of Controversial Transmission Line

Regulators reject charges of bias, while the utility seeks a new application and decision.

Op Ed: Pretty Sure It’s Corrupt
Op Ed

Pretty Sure It’s Corrupt

Initials of Public Service Commission have a second meaning: possible misconduct by Mike Huebsch.

Federal Report Shows State’s Internet Disparities

Federal Report Shows State’s Internet Disparities

More than 20% of households lack internet access in 8 counties, 20% lack computers in some counties.

We Energies Will Offer Electric Charging Stations Program

We Energies Will Offer Electric Charging Stations Program

Gets PSC approval, joining four other utilities in state creating programs for electric car owners.

Gov. Evers, WEDC Announce Pilot Program to Test SpaceX Internet Service in Eau Claire County
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Gov. Evers, WEDC Announce Pilot Program to Test SpaceX Internet Service in Eau Claire County

Rural residents, businesses will test Starlink service

Regulators OK Utilities’ Plan For Past Due Bills

Regulators OK Utilities’ Plan For Past Due Bills

Deferred payments and payment plans for 93,000 customers facing disconnection.

Gov. Evers Signs PSC Bill to Support Voice of Utility Customers
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Gov. Evers Signs PSC Bill to Support Voice of Utility Customers

New Law Provides Stable Funding for Citizens Utility Board

Utility Moratorium Ending April 15th

Utility Moratorium Ending April 15th

Utilities report thousands of homes and businesses could have utilities disconnected.

State Regulators Investigating How To Reach 100% Clean Energy

State Regulators Investigating How To Reach 100% Clean Energy

The Public Service Commission plans to develop a roadmap to carbon-free energy production.

Gov. Evers, WEDC, PSC Announce $100,000 Grant to Assist Drone-based Broadband to Serve Students in Eagle River
Wisconsin Legislative Black Caucus Applauds Public Service Commission for Adding Diversity Inquires to Utility Annual Reporting
Commission Clears Regulatory Hurdle for Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

Commission Clears Regulatory Hurdle for Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

Utilities will no longer have to run pilot programs for electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

All Utilities Can’t Disconnect Service Until Spring

All Utilities Can’t Disconnect Service Until Spring

New moratorium bars shutting off water, power and heat.

Gov. Evers, PSC, WEDC Announce Six Communities Selected for Broadband Connectors Pilot Program
Utility Disconnection Moratorium Extended to November

Utility Disconnection Moratorium Extended to November

But starting Nov. 1, your water could be shut off.

WEDC and PSC to launch new broadband technical assistance pilot
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WEDC and PSC to launch new broadband technical assistance pilot

Pilot will help six communities prepare to apply for broadband funds

Relief: PSC extends moratorium on utility shut-offs until October 1
Utility Shut Off Moratorium Extended

Utility Shut Off Moratorium Extended

Wisconsin residents have until Oct. 1 before disconnections start.

Moratorium Extended for Utility Disconnection

Moratorium Extended for Utility Disconnection

State regulators voted to extend the moratorium Through Sept. 1.

Utilities May Recover Pandemic-Related Costs

Utilities May Recover Pandemic-Related Costs

PSC allows them to track expenses due to state order barring disconnections for non-payment.

Gov. Evers Suspends Utility Rules and  Allows for Additional Consumer Protections
Can State’s Energy Go Carbon Free by 2050?

Can State’s Energy Go Carbon Free by 2050?

Legislators and PSC leader consider Evers' 30-year goal for Wisconsin.

Senate Democrats Offer 2020 Agenda

Senate Democrats Offer 2020 Agenda

Shilling pushes homeless funding and closing dark store tax loophole.

Green Groups Sue Public Service Commission

Green Groups Sue Public Service Commission

Two PSC members who okayed transmission lines had ties to utilities pushing project, suit charges.

Senate Fires State Agriculture Secretary

Senate Fires State Agriculture Secretary

Every Republican votes not to approve Evers appointee Brad Pfaff.

Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order #38 Relating to Clean Energy in Wisconsin
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Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order #38 Relating to Clean Energy in Wisconsin

“A transition to a clean energy economy will generate thousands of family-supporting jobs in Wisconsin.”

Gov. Evers Secures Advantage for Wisconsin Citizens Applying for USDA’s ReConnect Program
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Gov. Evers Secures Advantage for Wisconsin Citizens Applying for USDA’s ReConnect Program

The governor’s budget proposes a $78 million investment in the state’s Broadband Expansion Grant Program.

State PSC Approves Huge Solar Farms

State PSC Approves Huge Solar Farms

Two projects will supply 450 megawatts or 1% of state’s energy use.

Governor-elect Evers Announces Additional Cabinet Appointments
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Governor-elect Evers Announces Additional Cabinet Appointments

"As Governor, my focus will always be the people of our state, and a key part of that is bringing together a cabinet that shares my goal of solving problems rather than picking political fights."