Michigan’s three nuclear plants appear to be on solid financial footing at least through 2021 — a notable contrast from other states where nuclear power has struggled to compete with low natural gas prices.
Michigan’s 2008 law requiring utility spending on energy efficiency programs continued to exceed targets in 2015, surpassing goals for cutting electric and natural gas use by roughly 20 percent and proving to be a good investment for ratepayers.
The electrical grid is looking more and more like a supercomputer. Just as Internet-enabled technology has transformed cars, phones and other everyday devices, big data and code are only beginning to reshape the megastructure that keeps the lights on.
Illinois’ sweeping energy bill may become law this week after an amended version was passed by a state House energy committee Tuesday.
Clean energy groups in Michigan are taking a variety of positions on a proposed statewide energy policy overhaul, but all agree the bills could be strengthened to encourage in-state renewable energy development apart from utilities.
Ohio lawmakers may advance at least one bill this week to further delay the state’s enforceable clean energy standards that have been on hold since 2014.
Illinois’ high court will hear a long-running dispute over plans for a $2 billion high-voltage transmission line to carry wind energy from the Great Plains to the eastern U.S. grid.
Galesburg, Illinois is a long way from Silicon Valley. There are no Google or Apple offices in the west-central Illinois city, population 32,000, but it is home to at least one scrappy tech firm reinventing how we use an everyday product.
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.
Some clean energy advocates are hopeful that what they call a “landmark, historic” victory is imminent on Illinois’ hotly debated massive energy bill after key compromises have been reached.
A new report says proposed renewable energy investments in Minnesota could create more than 5,000 construction jobs and $7 billion in economic activity, largely in rural parts of the state.