Two months after the parent company of Midwest Generation told investors it may shut down all its coal plants in Illinois, a new study by the Sierra Club says the plants aren’t necessary for grid reliability, and won’t be profitable to run under new pollution rules.
A new interactive map combines multiple sources of energy data into a single, user-friendly format.
Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe is promoting a video clip he says supports contentions by EPA critics that the agency is capriciously targeting fossil fuel industries. Is this a damning indictment or a political canard? You decide.
Milwaukee has announced that it will be leveraging stimulus funds to provide up to $60 million in enhanced private-sector financing for building owners to pursue energy-efficient retrofits and renovations.
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A northern Minnesota start-up company wants to develop a municipal sewer heat recovery system, which would heat buildings using warmth from the city’s sewers — minus the stench.
The growing role of natural gas in the U.S. energy mix continues to confound and divide renewable energy experts and investors. Is America’s abundant supply of shale gas a boon for the renewable industry, or undercutting it?
The University of Minnesota has licensed a new technology that could be used to smooth out many of the peaks and valleys in wind and solar power generation.
As an increasing number of older coal-fired power plants are shutting down, the reasons seem to vary depending on whom you ask. Is natural gas the primary cause, or is it just adding fuel to the fire?Photo by Alan Grinberg via Creative Commons
A Northwestern University professor says because wind power investments can be built up gradually over time, they may have a potential advantage over large, conventional power plants.