As decades-old coal plants in urban areas go dark in coming years, environmental groups, city planners, elected officials and local residents are turning their attention from the health and environmental impacts of the plants’ emissions to the future of these sites.
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Two years ago, before shale gas burst on the Ohio scene, Cleveland’s political and business leadership saw a future of wind power just off their Lake Erie shore. Now that vision has drifted over the horizon, out of sight for now.
Each year in March, teams of college students from across the country converge on Houghton, Michigan to compete in the Society of Automotive Engineers Clean Snowmobile Challenge.
The author of a report claiming Minnesota could run on 100% renewable power responds to questions and criticism from Midwest Energy News readers.
Electricity produced by Canadian dams is finding a growing market in the Upper Midwest as energy providers seek out new low-carbon electricity sources.
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Compact, electric and hybrid vehicles have a prominent place at this year’s Twin Cities Auto Show.
North Dakota officials say the state’s coal plants will be able to pump their CO2 underground in the future, and should therefore be exempt from a Minnesota law that requires utilities to plan ahead for the cost of potential climate regulations.
A new report says Minnesota could affordably meet all of its electricity needs from wind and solar power, if those sources were coupled with the right mix of energy storage and efficiency improvements.
Arjun Makhijani, author of Carbon-Free and Nuclear-Free: A Roadmap for U.S. Energy Policy, says nuclear power proponents are underestimating the risks and overselling its reliability.
It’s well-known that LED bulbs use less energy than CFLs. But when you factor in energy consumed from manufacturing and disposal, do they maintain their advantage?