A bill to extend the “freeze” of Ohio's renewable energy and efficiency standards also contains provisions that would undermine solar growth in the state, advocates say.
A potentially first-in-the-nation bill has passed the Minnesota House that would permit owners of large, ground-mounted solar sites to publicly declare them beneficial habitat for birds and pollinating insects.
In addition to increasing pressure to cut carbon emissions, many co-ops have suffered flat or falling demand for electricity for years, as well as a dwindling customer base.
Minnesota regulators received a proposal Thursday to fix what advocates say is a slow and outdated process for connecting renewable energy projects to the electric grid.
In addition to a countywide moratorium, a controversy over the removal of trees for a Minnesota solar project has prompted an amendment in the state legislature.
In the latest act in a years-long drama over Illinois' energy future, ComEd and Exelon have announced a new bill they say reconciles the state's competing interests.
A bipartisan group of Iowa lawmakers is pushing back against two utilities' efforts to increase rates on solar customers.
The actor and environmentalist said Wisconsin's political climate shouldn't hold it back on energy efficiency -- and Milwaukee is already proving his case.
Five months after state regulators strongly urged them to develop pilot projects that would “expand renewable (distributed generation) in Iowa,” Iowa's two largest utilities have proposed new rate systems that critics contend would do just the opposite.
Minnesota rural co-ops are imposing some of the highest fixed charges in the country for customers with their own solar panels.