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Treading Water

In the year 2011, President Barack Obama announced U.S. Marines had killed Osama Bin Laden, Prince William married Kate Middleton, and Mojang Studios released the blockbuster video game Minecraft. It was also the year the plan for the Cardinal-Hickory Creek transmission line was set into motion. When the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO), the grid

Eau Claire and Snowshoes Make a Winning Combination

City to Host U.S. National Snowshoe Championships Have you ever imagined yourself competing for a national title in your favorite sport? Or in any sport, for that matter? Very few people get a chance to participate in a national championship of any kind in their lifetime. However, this month you can join the very best

Commission Rejects MREA Solar Petition

When the Public Service Commission (PSC) of Wisconsin met last December 14 to discuss Docket No. 9300-DR-105, a petition filed by the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) asking for a declaratory ruling to allow for an unregulated market of third-party ownership to install solar and other distributed energy systems, they unexpectedly gave WECA and the

Efficiency Tips for Manufactured Homes

Q: I live in a manufactured home. How can I keep the inside temperature more comfortable and save on energy bills? A: There are several tasks you can complete to improve comfort and use less energy in your manufactured home. I started my career in energy efficiency as a weatherization technician in Wisconsin. In this

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Pierce Pepin Lobbies for State Support of Reading Program Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services (PPCS) Communications Coordinator Liz Gunderson traveled to Madison to testify before the Assembly Committee on Children and Families in support of grants for national reading programs such as the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. Assembly Bill 741 would require the Department of Children