Developers of a transmission line to carry wind power from northwest Iowa eastward have hit a stalemate with landowners along the route.
A Michigan-based transmission company is moving forward with plans to connect the PJM grid system in Pennsylvania and the Canadian energy market with a 73-mile line along the floor of Lake Erie.
As Michigan’s Upper Peninsula grapples with designing a long-term energy plan, some legislators and developers are seeking a renaissance of the region’s once-strong mining industry. Such a resurgence would provide economic benefits, and it would require more energy.
A Colorado-based solar company has begun an ambitious plan this week to enroll 5,000 Minnesota homeowners by December in its community solar garden program.
The potential for sinkholes could pose problems along interstate gas pipeline routes through northwest Ohio, warns a report submitted to federal regulators last month.
Michigan lawmakers are in the process of developing a more powerful electric connection between the Upper and Lower peninsulas, which is viewed as a long-term solution to the U.P.’s growth and energy independence.
While the Iowa Legislature considers putting greater restrictions on the use of eminent domain, rural advocates in Nebraska are proposing other strategies to help prevent its use in the first place.
An eastern Michigan transmission company has completed a $510 million project to tackle challenges of renewable-energy access and economic development in rural parts of the state.
With one of the richest wind resources in the U.S., Iowa is well positioned to breeze past not only its own Clean Power Plan carbon-reduction requirements, but also help with those of a half-dozen neighboring states as well.
Despite having some of the best wind potential in the U.S., South Dakota lags in development. One reason may be the state’s tax policy.