Efforts to improve water quality in an Ohio stream polluted by drainage from coal mines may be having unintended consequences, according to new research.
An Ohio utility and state regulators are still at odds, sources say, over a controversial rate case critics have labeled a “bailout” for a utility trying to guarantee sales for several nuclear and coal plants.
Coal will no longer be used as power source by the 2020-2021 heating season by St. Paul-based District Energy LLC, a district heating and cooling provider for the city's downtown and surrounding neighborhoods.
Sierra Club activists in Minnesota spent the summer helping gather 11,000 petition signatures from residents seeking to close down Sherco, the state's largest coal plant.
Xcel Energy announced today that it will close two units of the state's largest coal plant by 2026, while committing to developing 1,200 megawatts of new renewable energy by 2020.
Resuming Ohio’s clean energy standards could bring big health benefits, according to an analysis released last week by environmental advocates.
The debate over the fate of Minnesota's largest -- and most polluting -- coal fired power plant has intensified as state policy makers begin creating a roadmap to meet goals set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan.
Over the past few weeks, Exelon has secured promises for an additional $1.6 billion or more in revenue from capacity auctions, calling into question the need for the Illinois legislature to step in to keep some power plants running.
Ohio has three years to submit a plan under federal Clean Power Plan rules issued earlier this month. But action by a state legislative committee next month could shape that plan and how much it will cost.
FirstEnergy’s plan to make all of its Ohio utility customers essentially guarantee sales for certain coal and nuclear plants owned by its unregulated generation subsidiary is an even worse deal for consumers now than when FirstEnergy filed that proposal a year ago, say environmental advocates.