Both supporters and opponents already see the federal Clean Power Plan playing a role in Ohio’s energy future, amid ongoing litigation and preparation for compliance by state officials.
Developers of a transmission line to carry wind power from northwest Iowa eastward have hit a stalemate with landowners along the route.
Researchers are just beginning to explore what types of microbes can eke out a living in -- and how they might impact the economics of drilling operations.
By early 2016, the country’s tallest wind-turbine tower — and one of only a very few made from concrete rather than steel — will be operating on a wind farm in southwestern Iowa, according to an announcement today by MidAmerican Energy.
Local protesters told Midwest Energy News they decided to risk arrest in their battle to ban petcoke because they are frustrated with city officials’ approach to the problem.
In October 2014, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed a bill that effectively banned electric-vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors Inc. from selling its products directly from storefronts here to customers. While Snyder said at the time the bill simply clarified existing law, 13 months later, the California-based company is still actively pushing lawmakers to reconsider the state’s position that Tesla supporters have criticized as an attack on free-market principals. West Virginia, Texas and Arizona also prohibit Tesla from directly selling to consumers. Earlier this year, even the Federal Trade Commission advised state lawmakers in an 11-page letter that Michigan’s policy is “protectionism”: “Michigan’s consumers would more fully benefit from a complete repeal of the prohibition on direct sales by all automakers.”
Despite being blocked from selling and servicing cars here (Tesla's closest retail stores are in Chicago and Cleveland), the company continues to invest in Michigan, particularly by providing business to parts suppliers. A few weeks ago, the company opened Tesla Tool and Die near Grand Rapids, a parts manufacturing facility it purchased from a previous supplier.
The Missouri Sierra Club, now a shareholder in the state's largest utility, filed a resolution on Friday that seeks to force a substantially increase in renewable energy.
Midwestern renewable energy developers and advocates say this region may have the most at stake with the Investment Tax Credit’s fate.
Efforts to improve water quality in an Ohio stream polluted by drainage from coal mines may be having unintended consequences, according to new research.
Minnesota consumers have new web-based tools to determine the potential financial benefits of enrolling in community solar gardens and to find developers selling subscriptions in their towns and cities.
Ohio lawmakers are not ready to raise the state's severance tax on hydraulic fracturing, but that won't stop a grassroots effort pushing a rate hike that would put the state on par with other fracking regions.