An electric co-op serving a few counties in northeast Iowa intends to revamp its net-metering policy in a few weeks in a way that appears likely to undermine a fledgling effort to increase rooftop solar there.
Cities and agricultural regions burdened with substantial organic waste and nutrient runoff could potentially convert their pollution into profitable industries that would both produce clean fuel and improve water quality, according to an Iowa consultant.
Six years after a Missouri legislative committee effectively undermined the state’s new renewable energy standard, the state’s Supreme Court will consider whether to restore the law as it was passed by voters.
Burning woody refuse from logging and forest-products manufacturing could, at low cost, help coal-dependent Midwestern power plants meet the carbon-emission reductions mandated in the Clean Power Plan, according to the findings of a pair of researchers from the University of Missouri.
Efforts to expand electric vehicle infrastructure in the Kansas City are hitting a roadblock amid pushback from state regulators.
The wind resource in Iowa is so productive and the cost of wind energy has been falling so precipitously that the value of wind now far exceeds its cost there, according to a industry study released this week.
As large corporations increasingly demand 100 percent renewable energy, many utilities are left in a bind – add capacity, or risk losing major customers to other states.
Community solar, already growing in popularity among Missouri’s rural electric cooperatives, now is coming to the state’s largest investor-owned utility.
Six Midwestern cities are among 22 communities nationwide that were commended on Monday for taking innovative approaches to streamlining solar development.
As the director of strategy for Energy Innovation, an energy and environmental policy firm in San Francisco, Sonia Aggarwal leads the firm’s work on transformation of the energy sector and energy policy solutions. In 2012, she spearheaded the creation of America’s Power Plan, Energy Innovation’s platform for innovative thinking on policy solutions for clean, reliable, affordable electric power in the U.S. She’s also one of the country’s leading thinkers on performance-based utility regulation. Aggarwal, who will speak at the Midwest Energy Conference in St. Louis on Oct. 4-5, recently shared some of her thoughts on the issue with Midwest Energy News.