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10:09 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Understanding Wisconsin's Renewable Energy Standards

Blount Generating Station in Madison, WI.
Credit Michael Leland, Flickr

The Public Service Commission's Bob Norcross talks with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.

The regulatory body in Wisconsin charged with making sure utilities are meeting the state's sustainability mandate is the Public Service Commission.  

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Project Milwaukee
8:42 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Wisconsin's Power Grid

The Oak Creek coal plant is one of the last to come online in the U.S.

The majority of energy the U.S. produces comes from coal. The same holds true for Wisconsin. However, natural gas has been gaining, because producers have found a cheaper way to extract it, using sand.

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Economy & Business
8:40 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Home Sales Rise Again

Home Sales Rise Again
Credit Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Home sales continued double digit increases in May.

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Economy & Business
8:31 am
Tue June 11, 2013

One in Four Firms May Add Staff in Next Quarter

Construction is one of the areas of projected job growth in the third quarter according to a new outlook survey.

The third quarter could be a good one for area job seekers.

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Film
4:25 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Film Offers Glimpse of a Man Who Preserved Circus History

"A Circus Life" will screen at the Oriental Theater on Tuesday evening.
Credit Repertoire Films

Gene Gamache speaks with Lake Effect's Bonnie North.

Of all the states, Wisconsin has perhaps the greatest connection to the history of the American circus movement.  

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Project Milwaukee
4:17 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Expert: The Market Will Dictate What Renewable Energy Source Has The Most Promise

Todd Myers says the Toyota Prius is the perfect example of how the free market can help drive environmental decision-making.
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Listen to Mitch Teich's interview with Todd Myers.

What is green energy's potential? It’s a question that’s being asked on a national scale - especially in the wake of some highly publicized missteps, such as the failure of the solar company Solyndra, which had significant funding from federal sources.

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Project Milwaukee
3:58 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Expert: Wisconsin Lags Behind Other Midwestern States When It Comes to Sustainable Energy

Solar panel installation in Walworth County.
Credit Susan Bence

George Stone speaks with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.

From solar power to wind energy to biomass, natural gas, and more – sustainable energy is in the Wisconsin portfolio.

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Politics & Government
2:00 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Elections Committee Backs Away From New Photo ID Rules

Assembly panel advances bipartisan plan to encourage voting

An Assembly committee advanced just one new rule for Wisconsin voters on Monday. The change would allow people to register to vote, online.

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Politics & Government
12:59 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

Committee Advances Abortion Rules

A state Senate committee on Monday approved new rules for abortion providers. If state leaders adopt the bill, Planned Parenthood says it would close its abortion facility in Appleton.

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Arts & Culture
12:54 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

A Love Triangle in a Three-Ringed Circus: Jensen Reveals the Troubled Circus Entertainers

Lillian Leitzel, the diva entertainer with a tragic ending.
Credit Read It Forward

Author Dean Jensen speaks with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.

Saved papers, posters, and pictures found in one family’s basement became another man’s treasures.

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