A Wisconsin legislative committee has scheduled a meeting on March 1 to discuss suspending the state’s new uniform standards for wind farm siting, according to AWEA.

The meeting takes place on the same day that the new Public Service Commission rule, PSC 128, is scheduled to take effect.

The new standards, which we reported on in January, are a first-in-the-nation attempt to create a consistent set of standards for wind developers to follow, potentially avoiding local-level regulatory fights.

Ken is the director of the Energy News Network at Fresh Energy and is a founding editor of both Midwest Energy News and Southeast Energy News. Prior to joining Fresh Energy, he was the managing editor for online news at Minnesota Public Radio. He started his journalism career in 2002 as a copy editor for the Duluth News Tribune before spending five years at the Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington, where he worked as a copy editor, online producer, features editor and night city editor. A Nebraska native, Ken has a bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a master's degree from the University of Oregon. He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and Investigative Reporters and Editors.