A looming power plant closure on Michigan's Upper Peninsula is putting local officials on an accelerated timescale for determining the region's energy future.
Backers of the oil and gas industry says a new job survey makes the case for why Illinois should be doing more to expand drilling, particularly fracking, in the state.
A lawsuit filed by an Ohio company last month seeks to remove two anti-fracking billboards near a wastewater site it operates.
Environmental groups say proposed changes to how Michigan issues drilling permits and discloses information to the public don't go far enough and favor industry interests.
Ohio has become a top destination for wastewater from fracking in other states -- creating economic opportunities and raising serious concerns.
Illinois native Sandra Steingraber, a high-profile anti-fracking activist and scientist, spoke to journalists in Pittsburgh about recent developments and the larger fracking landscape.
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.