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.
An underground fire at an Illinois coal mine doesn't appear to be slowing down plans for expansion.
Federal energy regulators ordered the grid operator for a large swath of the central United States to alter rules that govern its annual capacity auction in response to complaints over soaring prices in southern Illinois.
The Illinois city of Urbana is hoping that by making solar more affordable for its residents it can help meet its own goals of reducing greenhouse gases.
While smart meters, energy usage shifts and different pricing plans can potentially help save vast amounts of energy and money, many people don’t feel that they can benefit from or participate in these initiatives.