A recent story in the New York Times raised new attention to the role of the Edison Electric Institute in pushing policies hostile to distributed solar — but ratepayers may not realize they’re footing much of the bill.
Electric utilities aren’t traditionally seen as players in school transportation, but several across the Midwest are backing the push to use Volkswagen settlement funds for electric school buses.
Nonprofit institutions across Wisconsin are taking advantage of third-party financing to help pay for solar energy installations, despite the lack of a clear statewide policy.
Illinois could get a PACE program for financing energy efficiency and renewable energy in commercial, industrial and multi-family buildings if the governor signs a bill passed overwhelmingly by the state legislature last month.
Venture capital invested in clean tech is shrinking, and the capital that is being spent is concentrated on the East and West coasts, not the Midwest, according to a recent study by the Brookings Institution.
As some homeowners associations debate whether solar panels should be allowed, at a new Milwaukee-area subdivision, they will be mandatory.
An Illinois program helps students learn about science and prepare for possible careers in the clean energy field.
At a Chicago conference, participants try to figure out who should pay for grid modernization efforts and how to quantify costs and benefits that are often intangible or based on a constantly shifting mosaic of variables.
Sunrun says Wisconsin’s reputation as hostile for solar is not necessarily deserved.
Madison, Wisconsin’s resolution to power the entire city with 100 percent renewable energy is wider-ranging than most because it covers not only electricity but also heating and transportation.