A pro-nuclear group, which advocates say misunderstands the Illinois energy market, targets a prominent environmental group in Chicago.
Illinois lawmakers have adopted new interconnection standards that will make the solar siting and installation process significantly quicker and cheaper, clean energy advocates and utilities say.
A new interactive map notes which properties have potential for community solar projects in the Chicago area and is sparking interest among area planners.
The same measures that help homes and commercial businesses lower their energy use aren’t necessarily viable or attractive for industries; a series of policy discussions aims to change that.
Erosion along the Middle Fork of the Vermilion River in Illinois could create big problems as the flood plain that was historically the river’s playground contains 3.3 million cubic yards of toxic coal ash. That proximity creates a potential risk that currently does not appear to be addressed by federal or state regulation
At 19 years old, Swarnav Pujari wants to do nothing less than “revolutionize the energy market.”
A Wisconsin utility is squaring off with a former staffer of the state Public Service Commission over the use of comments from its recent community engagement process.
Advocates say a Springfield, Illinois coal plant is symbolic of a larger problem in which many coal plants in the state are operating without Clean Air Act “Title V” permits because of the Illinois EPA’s slow pace in processing them and power companies’ challenges.
Nuclear power plants need large amounts of water for cooling. As the lakes and rivers that typically supply cooling water become hotter thanks to climate change — and as droughts dry up some water bodies — nuclear power plants face problems, researchers say.
A handful of Indiana mayors are talking about how their cities can prepare for and help mitigate the effects of climate change.