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Ready or not, electric vehicles (EV) are coming. They’re already here, of course, but with prices dropping, charging networks expanding, and new, appealing models entering the market (see sidebar), their numbers are expected to grow significantly, and quickly. Just recently, top U.S. automakers announced intentions to have 40 to 50 percent of new vehicle sales

150 Years — Peshtigo marks sesquicentennial of America’s deadliest wildfire

It’s been almost 150 years since a deadly fire swept through 1.3 million acres of northeast Wisconsin, wiping out 17 towns in its path, including the one for whom the fire is named. The Peshtigo Fire of October 8, 1871, stands as the most devastating wildfire in American history, having claimed anywhere from 1,500 to

The Dual Meaning of “Community Solar”

Wisconsin’s electric cooperatives have a strong history of working with private solar vendors to build community solar facilities and provide clean power to their member-owners. They often do this with two facts in mind; 1) their members are increasingly asking for it and 2) cooperatives believe in a transition to cleaner energy that will, and

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Last month I talked about how wind and solar are part of the solution to get us to carbon pollution-free by 2035. We also realize wind and solar are intermittent energy producers, so we need to find baseload power that is available all the time. I continue to reference a Princeton University Study—Net-Zero America—for this

Eau Claire Energy Cooperative Celebrates Drive Electric Week

SEPTEMBER 25 – OCTOBER 3 Electric Vehicle Experience – September 25 Join us for our second Electric Vehicle Experience event on Saturday, September 25, 2021. The event will be held at Chippewa Valley Technical College Energy Education Center and will feature several makes and models of electric vehicles. Attendees will be able to see, ride,

WECA Receives Grants | Olson New Price Electric CEO | Rep. Ron Kind Retiring | More Climate Change Action Needed says IPCC Report | EVs Featured at Summit | Biden Pushes for Tougher Fuel Standards, Higher EV Sales | Demand for Electricity Rebounds | In Memory: Edward Boxrucker

WECA receives Youth Program Grants Amanda Seger, regional vice president of the National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation (CFC), made a stop in Madison recently to present WECA President and CEO Steve Freese with a check to help fund WECA youth programs. WECA was awarded two grants totaling $22,000 from CFC and National Cooperative Services