A Missouri utility is the latest to adopt a inclining block rates, which create a larger financial incentive for customers to use less electricity.
Increasingly, it appears that utilities in the Midwest may have trouble carving out a niche in the development of electric-vehicle charging stations. And that, according to some observers, is likely to slow the shift towards electric vehicles in this part of the country.
Clean-energy advocates applauded a year ago when Missouri utility regulators approved new energy efficiency benefits aimed at a historically underserved population: owners of low-income and other multi-family properties. However, the excitement may have been premature.
Seven companies – Proctor & Gamble, Wal-Mart, Unilever, General Mills, Target, General Motors and Nestle – have signed a letter supporting a Missouri bill allowing power purchase agreements.
Missouri’s electric cooperative association is promoting legislation that would make a raft of changes that could render net metering less available and more costly.
Six years after a Missouri legislative committee effectively undermined the state’s new renewable energy standard, the state’s Supreme Court will consider whether to restore the law as it was passed by voters.
Burning woody refuse from logging and forest-products manufacturing could, at low cost, help coal-dependent Midwestern power plants meet the carbon-emission reductions mandated in the Clean Power Plan, according to the findings of a pair of researchers from the University of Missouri.
Efforts to expand electric vehicle infrastructure in the Kansas City are hitting a roadblock amid pushback from state regulators.
Community solar, already growing in popularity among Missouri’s rural electric cooperatives, now is coming to the state’s largest investor-owned utility.
While the political landscape in Midwest states shows a growing reluctance to mandate utility spending on energy efficiency, some states are still gaining ground in reducing energy use by approaching it from different sectors.