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.
As Michigan’s agriculture sector grows more productive and efficient, those in the industry say the state’s electrical and natural gas infrastructure is not keeping pace.
In a recent Minnesota case testing the state’s Buy the Farm law, public perception of transmission lines — rather than science — was the deciding factor.
A plan to string high-voltage transmission lines 200 miles across the state of Missouri got a chilly reception from area landowners during the first public airing of the project Tuesday.
The Center for Rural Affairs says a new approach to acquiring transmission rights-of-way could offer both landowners and developers a better deal than eminent domain.
Cheap, clean, and inexhaustible, renewables are now held back mainly by inadequate infrastructure and outdated policies.
A century ago, the newly emerging electrical grid’s impact on birds and other wildlife was far from anyone’s mind. A lot has changed since then.
A running dispute between Midwest grid operators is heating up again in a closely watched case likely to affect the flow of power across the region and that could shape the build-out of high-voltage transmission lines.
Wind energy suffers from an image problem because it’s intermittent. But wind farms could actually improve power reliability in an economic way, according to a recent study.
In Kansas, home of sprawling wind farms and the Koch brothers, conservative groups and renewable energy advocates are girding for another battle over the state’s green power law.