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Investing In Energy

We need energy to power our daily lives, so investing in energy seems like a safe bet, right? Not always. Like all stocks, energy stocks can be volatile, and 2023 was a pretty dismal year overall, but energy has taken Wall Street by storm in 2024, at least so far. The S&P 500 and the

Park it Here – Part 2

Enjoy the Great Outdoors at These County Park Gems Finding someplace new and fun to explore in rural Wisconsin is a walk in the park! Or a hike in the park, or a pedal, or a paddle, or a swim, or just about anything else that can be done outdoors. Our state is filled with

The Inconvenient Marriage of “Uncertainty” and “Reliability”

Every once in a while, I’ll look back at some of the columns I’ve written for this magazine to ensure I keep my writings fresh and mentally check the status of some of the past issues. I recently did this and found that my column from May of 2023 is pretty much a reflection of

Why Solar Is Not Free

Q: I often hear claims you’ll never pay an electric bill again if you go solar. Is that true? A: The ability to generate your own renewable energy at home is an amazing thing. It’s pretty cool that the technology is accessible to home and property owners across the country. The concept of free energy

News Briefs

Evers Takes Action on Several Bills Governor Tony Evers signed legislation that paves the way for Wisconsin to build out electric vehicle infrastructure. Wisconsin Acts 121 and 122 enable the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to administer more than $78 million in federal funds to build EV charging stations along the state’s major highways. Federal funds