James Hansen, a scientist famous for sounding the alarm about climate change, visited Illinois to rally support for nuclear energy this week in a trip some saw as a push for state state legislation backed by Exelon.
As coal mining jobs continue to decline in southern Illinois, some advocates are proposing a severance tax on coal to ensure taxpayers aren't shouldering the burden of the industry's impact.
An Illinois community is tired of playing host to nuclear waste, and a hearing in Chicago aims at opening up a transparent process toward finding a solution.
Chicago's Commonwealth Edison has agreed to test whether customers with smart electric meters use less power and cause less damage to the environment than consumers with conventional meters.
As Peabody Energy sits on the verge of bankruptcy, neighbors of a southern Illinois coal mine fear both for their economic and environmental future.
Scientists have been figuring out how to speed up the release of methane from coal so it can be better harvested as a source of power.
An aging coal plant north of Chicago was a hot topic at a hearing yesterday exploring whether ongoing industrial pollution in minority neighborhoods amounts to civil rights violations.
In Illinois, the Clean Power Plan will not spark the kind of renewable energy development and economic and public health benefits that proposed state legislation could achieve, according to a new study.
As the coal market continues to decline, advocates say Peabody Energy and other coal mines can no longer be counted on to fulfill promises to clean up coal mine sites.
The Archdiocese of Chicago has been among the star performers in the city’s energy benchmarking program, an initiative launched in 2013 that marked notable progress in 2015.