Energy & Environment

US Oil, the petroleum and renewable energy distribution division of US Venture Inc., has acquired a refined products terminal in Indianapolis, Indiana. The new terminal adds 410,000 barrels of capacity and expands US Oil's existing distribution network to 21 terminals in North America.
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After racking up 27,000 pounds of design materials, the Green Design Center and the American Society of Interior Designers Wisconsin chapter hope to give it all away this weekend.
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The state Department of Natural Resources this week approved a permit for We Energies to expand the size of the pile from 750,000 tons of coal to 1.5 million tons.
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A portion of the former La Crosse County farm could become the site for a “solar garden” providing alternative power for Xcel Energy.
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Alliant Energy will study solar energy generation in Madison in a multi-year project. Construction on the project’s $5 million first phase started Monday on the 25 acres of land that houses Alliant’s 326,000-square-foot headquarters and is expected to be complete by year’s end.
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Focus on Energy has announced plans to offer approximately $6.4 million in anaerobic digester funds for Wisconsin small dairy farms. Small farms are defined as fewer than 700 cattle. According to Focus on Energy, the program will help bridge the gap between the state’s dairy majority and access to locally-produced energy, organic products and manure management.
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Dane County leaders say they may consider ways to work around a law that was slipped into the state budget blocking a local requirement that the Enbridge Energy pipeline company purchase oil spill insurance.
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A Tri-Manor retirement home in Appleton faces a small claims suit over more than $7,000 in unpaid utility bills, according to a complaint filed in Fond du Lac County small claims court on Aug. 11.
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Do you support the Obama administration’s new emissions requirements for utilities?
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As Alliant Energy faces a challenge from Milwaukee-based Wisconsin Electric Power Company over the planned new Riverside Power Plant, representatives from the Town of Beloit are disappointed.
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