The Renewable Energy Transition at Work In Wisconsin: It’s Complicated
When President Trump promised to bring coal jobs back, he may have hedged a bit. Jobs in coal production have ticked up temporarily, but jobs in the renewable energy sector are surging while jobs at U.S. coal power plants evaporate. In the latest development, last week Wisconsin’s WE Energies announced that it will shut down its massive 1,190-megawatt Pleasant Prairie coal power plant in Wisconsin by next summer, terminating 158 jobs there.

In an interesting twist, the Pleasant Prairie announcement comes on the heels of a decision by China’s Foxconn to establish a major new manufacturing facility in Wisconsin. Just a few years ago the sudden loss of 1,190 megwatts in capacity would have caused nerves to fray among Wisconsin’s energy planners. Well, that was then…

It’s official: renewable energy is a player...

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Ken Notes: I hope we can get behind this legislatively...



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