Clean energy advocates, utilities and policymakers frequently tout the benefits of energy efficiency and demand-side management. But driving utilities to invest in such programs at a meaningful scale is not easy in a marketplace where profits are still often largely driven by volume of sales.
Next week, an Illinois utility will seek permission from state regulators to lower its energy efficiency targets — in the name of social justice.
Advocates concerned about pollution from petroleum coke are concerned an Ohio professor’s study downplaying the risks will gain new prominence now that he has been named to a key EPA post.
Students at Northwestern University in Illinois prepare a fully solar-powered home they built as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon.
This summer, the filing for the first permit under new regulations has reignited debate over fracking in Illinois and concerns over the law’s ability to protect citizens and the environment.
Ameren Illinois’ request to scale back energy efficiency targets under a sweeping energy law passed last year is rooted, in part, in the longstanding divide between the Chicago area and “downstate“ Illinois.
After months of negotiations and surviving a contentious budget battle in the state legislature, the hard work of enacting Illinois’ comprehensive energy bill is underway.
On the Southeast Side, the air monitoring project is the latest example of the ripple effects of a neighborhood-led battle against the storage of massive amounts of petroleum coke.
Officials in Madison, Wisconsin are engaging in a tricky process with their utility to develop a document supporting the city’s 100 percent renewable energy goal.
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.