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.
The transition from burning coal for power to natural gas in Holland, Michigan is reducing carbon emissions and providing an added benefit: expansion of the city’s snowmelt system that keeps downtown streets, sidewalks and parking lots clear in winter.
As Illinois officials seek to cut sulfur dioxide levels in two cities, a utility that touts itself as a clean-energy leader is ironically using the process to seek an exemption for installing pollution controls at one of its coal plants.
A 12-year extension allowing power plants and other industrial polluters to exceed mercury standards as wastewater enters the Ohio River could be stretched out even further, if a proposal before an interstate regulatory board is approved.
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.