There is renewed attention for combined heat and power as a way to save energy, but Midwest paper mills have been using the technology for a long time.
In some cases, grid operators are stepping in and offering subsidies to keep uneconomic power plants operating in order to preserve grid reliability.
Sean Casten explains the benefits of combined heat and power systems, and the policy obstacles that are holding them back.
Despite ongoing safety concerns and the urging of state regulators, the Ohio legislature has so far passed up an opportunity to impose tougher penalties on those who break safety rules for natural gas pipelines.
A biomass fueled combined-heat-and-power project in Minnesota has been challenged financially by an unexpected plunge in natural gas prices.
Ohio’s natural gas utilities are replacing more than 11,000 miles of the state’s aging gas pipe mains, a program that carries a price tag of more than $6 billion.
A proposed $250 million distributed solar project appears to have held its own in a Minnesota regulatory process that put it in competition with three natural gas options.
Consumer advocates say most customers who shop around for a lower-cost natural gas supplier end up getting a worse deal.
After a three-year pilot program that won praise from state officials and environmental groups, Minnesota’s largest natural gas utility is proposing to walk away from a concept known as revenue decoupling.
As this latest blast of arctic air slides away from the Upper Midwest, now is a good time to take stock of the conventional wisdom that grips natural gas markets today.