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May 12, 2014
DOT starts requiring rail companies to disclose oil shipment info
Citing an increase in crude oil shipments and a rise in the number of rail accidents over the last year, the U.S. Department of Transportation is now requiring railway companies to disclose more information about its oil shipments.
May 12, 2014 - 9:21am
May 6, 2014
Environmentalists ask DNR to deny permit for Superior oil tanks
The Department of Natural Resources held a hearing in Superior on Monday to take public testimony on Enbridge Pipeline's proposal to build three five-story high oil tanks in the city.
May 6, 2014 - 2:56pm
April 16, 2014
State moratorium on heat shut-offs ends
It's the “day of reckoning” for those who haven't paid their utility bills this winter: The state's moratorium on heat shut-offs ended at midnight on Tuesday.
April 16, 2014 - 9:36am
April 8, 2014
Utilities can soon cut off those behind on heating bills; state assistance still available
Wisconsin's heating moratorium is ending next Wednesday, meaning utility companies can start disconnecting customers behind on their bills. Heating assistance programs are still available, however.
April 8, 2014 - 11:30am
April 3, 2014
Enbridge says Alberta Clipper expansion online by July 2015
Two expansion projects on Enbridge Energy partners' Alberta Clipper pipeline will be delayed until July 2015, company president Mark Maki said in an interview with Reuters on Wednesday.
April 3, 2014 - 9:04am
March 28, 2014
Walker signs bill providing guaranteed loans for those struggling to pay high heating bills
Governor Scott Walker signed legislation Thursday to assist people struggling to pay high heating bills as a result of the propane shortage and bitter cold winter.
March 28, 2014 - 8:51am
March 25, 2014
Calendar says ‘spring’ but heating assistance needs still high
Demand is still high for home heating assistance in Wisconsin, even though spring has officially arrived.
March 25, 2014 - 8:55am
March 7, 2014
Simple fixes can mean big energy savings
Sometimes, a homeowner has to take on a home improvement or repair project -- like when water is pouring out of places it shouldn’t or a piece of drywall falls on someone’s head.
March 7, 2014 - 8:57am
February 25, 2014
Utilities split over permit process changes for transmission lines
Maureen McCollum Wisconsin Public Radio Utility companies in Wisconsin are split on support of a bill that could change the way the Department of Natural Resources issues permits for transmission line projects. When a utility or transmission company wants to build power lines,...
February 25, 2014 - 12:00am
February 21, 2014
Finance committee considers loan program for middle-income propane customers
As the state continues to face a propane shortage, the Legislature’s budget writing committee will consider creating a loan program to help propane consumers who don’t qualify for grants.
February 21, 2014 - 7:00am
February 19, 2014
Finance committee will consider loan program for middle-income propane customers
As the state continues to face a propane shortage, the Legislature's budget writing committee will consider creating a loan program to help propane consumers who don’t qualify for grants.
February 19, 2014 - 8:47am
February 14, 2014
Enbridge pipeline expansion delayed by wait for U.S. permit
Enbridge Inc’s plan to expand the capacity of its Canada-to-U.S. Alberta Clipper pipeline by 120,000 barrels per day have hit a snag, the company said on Friday, as getting a U.S. presidential permit for the project is taking longer than expected.
February 14, 2014 - 2:46pm
February 10, 2014
Propane customers say suppliers are backing out of contracts
A growing number of propane customers are filing formal complaints with the state claiming their suppliers are backing out of contracts.
February 10, 2014 - 9:15am
February 6, 2014
Counties getting record-setting requests for heating assistance
Counties say they're getting record numbers of calls from people seeking emergency heating assistance.
February 6, 2014 - 9:19am
January 31, 2014
Another $454 million in federal funds will fuel heating assistance across the country
he Department of Health and Human Services announced plans Thursday to make available more than $454 million in heating assistance funds across the country through LIHEAP grants, according to a press release from U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Weston.
January 31, 2014 - 1:22pm