As a result of a legal settlement reached last week, Ameren Missouri will provide between $1 million and $2 million towards the electrification of buses in the St. Louis area. Some of the settlement funds may also go towards a community solar project that Ameren is considering developing. On Thursday, Ameren agreed to pay $2 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the Sierra Club in January, 2014, which alleged that the particulate emissions from several of Ameren's coal-fired power plants were in violation of federal and state clean-air rules. The Sierra Club is a member of RE-AMP, which publishes Midwest Energy News.
Suburban communities across the country are creating public-private partnerships to encourage developers to build dense walkable development near transit hubs.
In states across the Midwest, advocates are challenging transportation administrators and elected officials over what they see as an ongoing, unnecessary build-out of highway infrastructure rooted in 20th-century planning.
Despite its automotive legacy, Michigan is behind its Midwestern neighbor states in establishing a better market for electric and other alternative-fuel vehicles.
The Department of Energy loan program that helped develop Ford's EcoBoost engine is now poised to distribute $16 billion in funds targeted toward automotive suppliers.
Some see a mileage tax as an attractive alternative to raising gasoline taxes. However, the concept still faces an wide range of opposition — from truck drivers to clean energy advocates.
Rail-bound crude traffic has faced intense public scrutiny and hours of delays in Chicago, the nation's busiest freight rail hub. Frank Patton thinks he has found a way around all the fuss.
Coal ash, the residue from burning coal to generate electricity, is abundant, and cheap. And it’s one way that at least some Midwestern communities provide traction on snowy and icy roads.
Over the last four decades, driving has steadily lost the fuel-efficiency edge it once held over flying, according to a new study from a Michigan researcher.
As driving and gasoline consumption decline, cash-strapped states scouting for ways to pay for critical road work are increasingly looking to tolls.