Next month a transparent tube topped by a turbine will be installed along the side of a Minneapolis grain silo in an effort to create electricity from wasted heat.
Organizers of an annual clean energy tour in Ohio this weekend are hoping to use the event to persuade state lawmakers of the sector’s economic importance.
As lawmakers debate relatively modest renewable energy standards across the Midwest — or seek to halt them all together — clean energy groups, public officials and California researchers highlighted plans last month for the region to get to 100 percent renewables by 2050.
A subsidiary of global clean energy developer Renewable Energy Systems is considering property in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula for what would be the area’s largest wind energy project.
Wind energy development is leading to increased tax bases for some Michigan counties and millions of dollars for rural landowners in the form of land lease payments, according to an industry report.
A conservation group has identified three Midwest wind projects among ten nationally that it says show a need for greater regulation to protect birds.
Although a new jobs report shows Ohio with a net gain in clean energy jobs last year, most of those jobs were for out-of-state projects.
Taking its company name from a magic spell in the Harry Potter series, Michigan-based Accio Energy is developing new offshore wind systems that are “summoning energy out of the air.”
A proposal in South Dakota would spread tax benefits from wind farms across the entire state, diminishing a key selling point developers have with landowners.
As tomorrow's grid is reshaped with more wind farms, solar arrays and gas-fired plants, experts warn that new regulation will be needed to ensure that these resources provide the frequency support and other essential services.