While rural cooperatives around the Midwest have been quick to adopt community solar, officials in the Chicago area want to bring it to the city.
The measure, which had its first hearing in a veto session that ends this week, would change how power plants downstate are paid to provide capacity.
A Michigan nonprofit says bypassing politics is the best way to encourage clean energy adoption at the local level.
With the declining costs of solar energy and Michigan’s increased renewable portfolio standard, small townships throughout the state are confronting challenging land-use questions amid the increase in large-scale solar proposals.
Industry leaders who met in Canton, Ohio last week are optimistic about the future of fuel cell buses and say the fuel cell industry could add 65,000 jobs for the Midwest by 2032.
One of Iowa’s two major utilities wants to spend – and charge its customers – nearly $1 billion over the next several years to modernize its grid, and advocates want to ensure that money is spent wisely.
New rules recently issued by the Illinois Commerce Commission aim to rein in alternative retail electric suppliers that have allegedly over-charged scores of customers with deceptive marketing and variable rates.
Michigan officials recognized six public entities this week for efficiency investments that collectively will save nearly $2.1 million a year in energy costs.
Three years after the landmark dismantling of Indiana’s energy efficiency standard, a drop in statewide energy savings that followed appears to have bottomed out.
A major Midwestern energy company has joined a regional effort to share critical transmission equipment when the power grid needs it most. Ameren Corp. — which includes Ameren Illinois, Ameren Transmission Co. of Illinois and Ameren Missouri — announced last month it was joining the RESTORE (Regional Equipment Sharing for Transmission Outage Restoration) program, a privately organized, binding agreement to share transmission transformers in the wake of a disaster. Ameren is now one of 28 companies that span the Southeast, Midwest and Appalachian regions participating in the program.