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July 17, 2013
The gas station of the 21st century?
If you drive an electric car, you're probably familiar with ChargePoint. But even if you're still driving an old-fashioned gas-guzzler, maybe it's time you got to know the Campbell, Calif.-based startup. ChargePoint is the largest operator of electric-vehicle charging stations, with...
July 17, 2013 - 1:05pm
July 10, 2013
Duluth gets its first propane pump
Last month, city officials unveiled the first electric car-charging station in Duluth. On Tuesday, Como Oil unveiled Duluth's first gas pump...
July 10, 2013 - 12:00am
July 1, 2013
A peek into a raptor pen at the Four Lakes Rehabilitation Center
The midday sun is what makes it possible for hawks to soar their highest. This is the story about how the light of the sun makes it possible for injured large birds to fly again at all.
July 1, 2013 - 8:50am
June 25, 2013
Small wind turbines may help property owners with electricity bill
The growth of large-scale wind power projects has slowed in Wisconsin. But some people are helping individual landowners put up wind turbines. Some cities don't allow landowners to put up the typically 100-140 foot-tall wind turbines that would help power the owner's household. But...
June 25, 2013 - 8:22am
June 24, 2013
Solar energy advocates want to make leasing solar panels easier
Solar energy advocates are hoping to make it easier for homeowners and businesses to lease solar panels, rather than buy them. The solar energy industry continues to grow rapidly, but remains a relatively small part of the energy scene in the United States.
June 24, 2013 - 8:23am
June 21, 2013
UPDATE: Gusty winds, power outages affect Northland in wake of morning storms
Strong storms that moved across the Northland overnight and early this morning have left gusty winds and power outages in their wake. The National...
June 21, 2013 - 1:43pm
June 13, 2013
Updated: Utility regulators can consult off the record under new Assembly bill
In Wisconsin, if a utility wants to increase rates, build a new power plant, or construct major power lines, the request is decided by the Public Service Commission. Generally, hundreds of millions of ratepayer dollars are on the line, so PSC commissioners hear from many sides --...
June 13, 2013 - 8:33am
June 12, 2013
Wanted: Wisconsin's oldest running fridge
If you have Wisconsin's oldest working electric refrigerator and are willing to part with it, it could be worth a cool $1,000. Wisconsin's Focus on Energy energy efficiency program has started a contest: Turn in your old working refrigerator for recycling, and you will get $50. You'll...
June 12, 2013 - 8:42am
June 6, 2013
Menomonee Falls company receives $2.4 million to improve LED lights
Federal money will help a Menomonee Falls company try to build a more efficient LED. LEDs are light-emitting diodes, which can be seven times more efficient than conventional lighting and last up to 25 times longer. The upfront costs for the consumer are higher, however, than when...
June 6, 2013 - 8:53am
June 5, 2013
Gas prices spike in Wisocnsin
Wisconsin drivers may be surprised if they visit the gas pump this week: Prices are 33 cents a gallon above the national average. According to GasBuddy, a gallon of gas costs $3.96. Nationwide, drivers are paying around $3.63. Senior petroleum analyst Gregg Laskoski says the price...
June 5, 2013 - 8:51am
May 20, 2013
Nissan to Sell First Joint Minicar to Expand in Japan
TOKYO -- Nissan will start selling its first minicar jointly developed with Mitsubishi Motors in Japan next month amid increasing demand for smaller, cheaper vehicles. Nissan began production of the minicar at Mitsubishi's Mizushima plant in Okayama prefecture Monday, the companies...
May 20, 2013 - 8:57am
Duluth gas prices nearly 70 cents above national average
Gas prices in Duluth were close to 70 cents above the national average on Sunday. The Lundberg Survey of fuel prices released Sunday said the national average price of a gallon of regular was $3.66. Midgrade cost an average of $3.84 a gallon, premium $3.98 and diesel $3.93 a gallon....
May 20, 2013 - 12:32am
May 7, 2013
Wisconsin utility launches program to help people reduce their energy consumption
Xcel Energy is teaming up with libraries to educate people about how they're using electricity in their homes. We all find out how much electricity we use when the monthly utility bill shows up, then we pay up. But a program called Power Check through Xcel Energy aims to show homeowners...
May 7, 2013 - 8:36am
May 3, 2013
Particular Wisconsin counties see more heating assistance requests
Statewide figures show that despite this year's colder and longer winter, about the same number of people applied for federal heating assistance in Wisconsin as last year. People who need help paying their heating bills can apply for Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP)...
May 3, 2013 - 8:40am
April 16, 2013
Heating cost assistance available thorugh the state
State officials announce that funding is still available through May 15 to help low-income households pay for home heating costs through the Home Energy Plus program. The average heating assistance benefit is $338, and the average electric benefit is $174. Eligibility is based upon...
April 16, 2013 - 12:58pm