Erosion along the Middle Fork of the Vermilion River in Illinois could create big problems as the flood plain that was historically the river’s playground contains 3.3 million cubic yards of toxic coal ash. That proximity creates a potential risk that currently does not appear to be addressed by federal or state regulation
An Illinois utility’s plan to accelerate and expand deployment of smart meters won approval from state regulators Thursday.
At 19 years old, Swarnav Pujari wants to do nothing less than “revolutionize the energy market.”
Advocates say a Springfield, Illinois coal plant is symbolic of a larger problem in which many coal plants in the state are operating without Clean Air Act “Title V” permits because of the Illinois EPA’s slow pace in processing them and power companies’ challenges.
Facebook and Google personalized the news. Uber and Lyft tailored transportation to individual needs. Now, advances in battery technology promise to introduce a similar kind of customization and independence into energy, says George Crabtree.
Advocates say a recent court ruling is an example of why citizen lawsuits are needed to enforce pollution regulations.
More than 100 years after alternating current became the standard for electricity transmission, direct current is enjoying a revival of sorts at an Illinois Institute of Technology project.
If you want to know how microgrids will transform energy, just look at what cellphones did to communication, says Dr. Mohammad Shahidehpour, the professor and engineer who oversees a microgrid at a university on Chicago’s South Side.
What does the future of nuclear energy look like in the Midwest? A lot depends on rate cases before public service commissions, proposed state legislation and the effects of the Clean Power Plan.
An esoteric smart-grid technology is gaining prominence as expanded solar capacity poses new challenges to utilities and grid operators.