While solar has dominated much of the discussion of the Future Energy Jobs Act in Illinois, a new report highlights the job potential of a less buzzy — backers would say under-appreciated — clean energy industry.
The measure, which had its first hearing in a veto session that ends this week, would change how power plants downstate are paid to provide capacity.
New rules recently issued by the Illinois Commerce Commission aim to rein in alternative retail electric suppliers that have allegedly over-charged scores of customers with deceptive marketing and variable rates.
As Illinois aims to meet ambitious new solar targets, the leaders of Chicago-area communities hope that a federally-funded collaborative project will spark solar development by cutting red tape and educating the public.
The Dawah Islamic Center in Milwaukee is pursuing solar energy as a way to build connections in the community and understanding among faith-based groups.
A new study argues that utilities should be more aggressive in adopting electric vehicle infrastructure, and that they would be justified in passing along the cost to ratepayers.
Less than a year after state funding for microgrids was rejected by the Illinois legislature, the utility ComEd is turning to ratepayers.
In a report released today, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) identifies 2.6 gigawatts (GW) of coal capacity across six Midwest states considered uneconomic compared to cleaner alternatives, raising the possibility that some of those plants may close in coming years.
Amid ongoing debates over moving crude oil by rail versus pipelines, two new studies offer insight into the economics, health impacts and risks of the two sectors.
After Dynegy negotiates new pollution standard with Illinois EPA, advocates fear cleaner coal plants could close
Documents obtained by environmental groups show that Dynegy representatives were in close contact with Illinois officials as they drafted changes to Dynegy’s responsibilities under a pollution reduction agreement.