Low-income households spend up to three times as much of their income on energy costs as higher-income households do, and would benefit significantly from efficiency upgrades, according to a new report.
The actor and environmentalist said Wisconsin's political climate shouldn't hold it back on energy efficiency -- and Milwaukee is already proving his case.
Clean energy startups took home $1 million in prize money and planted the seeds for further investment on Tuesday at the annual Clean Energy Trust Challenge in Chicago.
James Hansen, a scientist famous for sounding the alarm about climate change, visited Illinois to rally support for nuclear energy this week in a trip some saw as a push for state state legislation backed by Exelon.
As coal mining jobs continue to decline in southern Illinois, some advocates are proposing a severance tax on coal to ensure taxpayers aren't shouldering the burden of the industry's impact.
An Illinois community is tired of playing host to nuclear waste, and a hearing in Chicago aims at opening up a transparent process toward finding a solution.
Self-driving electric cars, solar-powered systems for the developing world, energy efficiency software and all-in-one home heating and cooling systems are among the entrants that will square off at the sixth Clean Energy Challenge in Chicago on April 12.
As Peabody Energy sits on the verge of bankruptcy, neighbors of a southern Illinois coal mine fear both for their economic and environmental future.
In Wisconsin, where state regulators and utilities have been perceived as cool to renewable energy, rural co-ops are making major investments in solar power.
Scientists have been figuring out how to speed up the release of methane from coal so it can be better harvested as a source of power.