Two units of the Minnesota's largest and most polluting coal-based power plant could be shuttered without a significant impact to the electric grid under a plan developed by a group of environmental and energy organizations.
Some of Illinois’ prime farmland is torn up for surface mines. However, even when the topsoil remains untouched, mining under the surface can have serious and lasting effects on farmland.
Municipalities saddled with debt from deals with the Prairie State Energy Campus in Illinois may have some options for financial relief, but it won't be easy.
We are embarking on a new era of energy democracy and ‘We, the people, in order to form a more perfect union’ want a Just Energy Choice.
A Minnesota utility announced Thursday it will close two coal-fired generators at a plant on Lake Superior by next fall as part of an plan to substantially reduce its reliance on coal.
After more than five years, a proposed underground coal mine in central Illinois remains in a holding pattern. But as permitting processes drag on, landowners opposed to the Bulldog Mine have not let down their guard.
In Ohio, critics say FirstEnergy needs to disclose details of its proposal to guarantee sales for three less profitable coal plants plus the Davis-Besse nuclear plant. And they see new rate proposals added by FirstEnergy as “special deals” meant to lessen opposition to the “bailout.”
Proposed new temperature limits on Chicago-area waterways could hasten the demise of two coal-fired power plants.
A pair of southern Illinois lawmakers are declaring war on coal -- specifically, the kind hauled hundreds of miles by rail from Wyoming's Powder River Basin.
While Minnesota has made considerable strides in recent years toward adopting cleaner energy, a new ad campaign starting targets two of the state's utilities for their reliance on coal.