“Bittersweet” is how Citizens Action Coalition Executive Director Kerwin Olson described a recent performance report for Energizing Indiana, an energy efficiency program that was canceled during its third year of existence, by state legislation hastily passed in spring 2014.
A new report by Environment America tabulates the "value of solar" based on 11 different analyses by utilities, utility commissions, non-profits and others. It finds that especially when all the benefits are considered, solar is a good deal for everyone involved.
A coalition of environmental and neighborhood groups say it is "unconscionable" that the Illinois EPA is not following through on an effort to regulate petcoke storage statewide.
Proposed new temperature limits on Chicago-area waterways could hasten the demise of two coal-fired power plants.
A cogeneration plant built by a utility at a Wisconsin paper mill has so far generated very little electricity -- and almost no benefit for the ratepayers that covered most of the cost.
Unlike their counterparts in Wisconsin, Minnesota regulators recently rejected a proposed increase in fixed charges. But advocates are unsure if that will change the course of the debate.
Oil trains are passing through and sitting idle for hours in the same low-income, largely black and Latino Chicago neighborhoods that have been at the center of recent high-profile environmental justice struggles.
An electric bike that can go 70 miles per hour; wind energy that doesn’t need a turbine; and a way to make electricity from nuclear waste will be featured at the Clean Energy Challenge this month.
Hospitals, which use large amounts of both electricity and thermal energy, are increasingly embracing combined heat and power.
Energy and related environment issues have so far taken a back seat in Illinois, but experts and advocates are watching closely for signs of what the new Republican gubernatorial administration will mean on that front.