Threats to close nuclear plants in Illinois and New York triggered hundreds of millions of dollars in annual subsidies to keep the plants open in a last-gasp reprieve to save the jobs, taxes and carbon-free energy they produce.
A new report from the national laboratories examined states’ renewable energy goals and found that, while renewables add costs, they more than make up for it in avoiding pollution and saving water.
Illinois’ high court will hear a long-running dispute over plans for a $2 billion high-voltage transmission line to carry wind energy from the Great Plains to the eastern U.S. grid.
Ohio’s highest court struck a blow to hydraulic fracturing opponents yesterday, refusing to put anti-fracking measures on the November ballot.
Missouri regulators dealt merchant transmission developer Clean Line Energy Partners LLC another small setback in its bid to win approval for the $2 billion Grain Belt Express project by rejecting the application on procedural grounds.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder showed little concern that the state’s legislature adjourned last week without passing energy reforms that have been debated for more than a year.
The North Dakota Industrial Commission is preparing to finalize a package of rules governing pipelines, and neither the oil industry nor landowners are happy.
The Midwest grid operator released data last week showing that the cost of reserving power plant capacity across much of its 15-state footprint will be higher for the year beginning June 1.
States with renewable portfolio standards have been highly successful at meeting their targets, with compliance costs adding an average of only 1.3 percent to customer bills, according to the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Chicago’s Commonwealth Edison has agreed to test whether customers with smart electric meters use less power and cause less damage to the environment than consumers with conventional meters.