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.
People with respiratory problems who live and play along Minnesota's North Shore may find breathing a little easier in the future.
As FirstEnergy awaits a decision on its proposed electric security plan after a similar proposal was rejected by regulators last month, broader themes about Ohio’s energy future are emerging in the debate.
Energy and related environment issues have so far taken a back seat in Illinois, but experts and advocates are watching closely for signs of what the new Republican gubernatorial administration will mean on that front.
Critics are raising conflict of interest questions about a report warning about reliability risks from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan.
In the company’s fourth-quarter earnings call, executives emphasized how it is relying on a proposed power-purchase agreement in Ohio to improve its financial performance