Vermont and Wisconsin are kindred spirits in many ways, with lush rolling hills dotted with dairy farms and a history of populist politics. In recent years, though, the states have charted very different paths, particularly on energy.
Less than a week after a Minnesota co-op announced it had sold out shares of its formerly struggling solar garden, solar developer Sunshare announced it has sold out its first project.
Measures aimed at fostering more solar energy have been filed in the Missouri General Assembly and, according to one legislator, are likely to generate more enthusiasm than the chilly reception they got last year.
Efforts to increase two popular tax credits for solar projects are likely to top the legislative clean energy agenda in Iowa during the current session.
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.
Community solar developers in Minnesota are breathing a sigh of relief over the renewal of the investment tax credit in the recent federal budget deal.
Last week, Congress reached agreement on a multi-year extension of tax credits for renewable energy production, an action that is welcome news for the wind and solar industries in the Midwest.
Dramatic growth in energy storage could have big implications for renewable energy in Ohio, as well as place increased economic pressure on the state’s fossil fuel plants.
Last month, Minnesota's second largest supplier of electricity finished a distributed generation project that included more than half its members.
One year after Xcel Energy's community solar program was launched in Minnesota, only one project has been built. But the utility expects the pace to pick up significantly in the coming year.