Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Public Service Commission Right to End Solar & Wind Energy Subsidies by James Wigderson Special Guest Perspective for the MacIver Institute Posted August 22, 2013 at www.MacIverInstitute.com Wisconsin’s Public Service Commission (PSC) decided earlier this month to temporarily stop subsidizing home solar and wind power projects through the Focus on Energy program. The subsidy is discontinued […]

As expected, Governor Scott Walker named State Assembly Majority Leader Scott Suder to a position with the Public Service Commission. State Representative Scott Suder – Public Service Commission Representative Scott Suder has been named as the new Public Service Commission Division Administrator for Water Compliance and Consumer Affairs. Rep. Suder has represented the 69th assembly […]

Publication:Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date:Jun 28, 2012; Section:Opinion; Page Number:8A Dealing with thugs at the library Is Milwaukee all wet on water? I’m back from my travels and about to get into my summer reading. Time to clear the desk and get rid of a few pesky items that have accumulated. * * * On Tuesday […]

Governor Scott Walker will soon be able to make another appointment to the Public Service Commission. A member of Wisconsin’s public utility regulatory board has resigned to take a job with the U.S Department of Energy. Lauren Azar says in a statement that she’s leaving the Public Service Commission after four years to serve as […]

One of the hidden costs of doing business in Wisconsin is the unnecessary renewable energy programs that are mandated by the state. The costs for these programs are paid by the ratepayers through higher energy bills. Fortunately, the Joint Finance Committee rolled back an attempt by the Jim Doyle-era Public Service Commission (ironically, the agency […]

What were the events that shaped Waukesha and Wisconsin in 2010?  This is my list of the top ten events that occurred in 2010 in Waukesha and in Wisconsin.  Ten each.  A-dime a-piece. Feel free to add your own in the comments. Waukesha: The approval of Waukesha’s water application by the Waukesha Common Council The election of […]

Publication: Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date: Dec 16, 2010; Section: Opinion; Page: 10A Frankenstein energy tax rises again New utility assessment coming to your energy bill As the peasant farmer in “Young Frankenstein” would warn us, “When Democrat is loose, windows must be tight.” The end of the latest Legislature’s term is no exception. When the […]

One more thing the Republicans in the legislature will have to undo next year. A Public Service Commission request to increase contributions from utilities for energy efficiency and renewable resource programs was passed by the JFC. The proposal sets the contribution at $120 million in 2011, $160 million in 2012, $204 million in 2013, and […]

Yes, it is true as Jim Rowen notes that Milwaukee’s water rates are indeed going up. The numbers have been known for some time and are even lower than they were projected to be a year ago. Rowen, a critic of Waukesha’s water application (and it’s fair to say, hardly a friend to our city), […]

Only Alderman Payne voted against and that’s because he wanted more public meetings to get the public involved. Prior to the meeting, only 13 people spoke to the water issue directly and it was 8-5 in favor of going forward with the application. One resident actually wanted to build two pipelines so Milwaukee would have […]