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Cheap, clean, and inexhaustible, renewables are now held back mainly by inadequate infrastructure and outdated policies.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.
A new media analysis offers transmission line developers several suggestions to ease the friction they commonly encounter with communities in their path.
The USDA has handed out billions of dollars in loans for energy and communications projects over the past few years — including small, but significant, portions aimed at the smart grid.
As a red-state Republican who also acknowledges global warming, Gary Hanson, the chair of South Dakota's Public Utilities Commission, needs to tread carefully in conversations about the environment.
Members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission warned House members Thursday that energy reserves in the Midwest could be pinched the hardest when new U.S. EPA clean air rules take effect in 2016.