Midwest Energy News

Covering the Midwest's transition to a clean energy economy

As clean energy job growth outpaces conventional energy sectors like coal in Illinois, new opportunities are being created in both rural and urban areas of the state.
Posted: August 18, 2017, 11:00 am
Plans to build natural gas plants to replace coal-fired generation in Michigan are facing scrutiny from advocates looking to ensure renewable energy and energy efficiency are also being considered. The Michigan Public Service Commission is considering a request by the Upper Michigan Energy Resources Corp. (UMERC) to build two gas plants totaling 183 megawatts in […]
Posted: August 18, 2017, 11:00 am
This summer, the filing for the first permit under new regulations has reignited debate over fracking in Illinois and concerns over the law’s ability to protect citizens and the environment.
Posted: August 17, 2017, 11:00 am
Even though four of its five members stated unequivocally that a proposed wind energy transmission line would be in the public interest, the Missouri Public Service Commission on Wednesday said it could not grant a permit for development of the project.
Posted: August 17, 2017, 1:59 am
As demand grows for skilled workers in the clean energy economy, a recent event in Chicago provides a glimpse of what that future workforce might look like.
Posted: August 16, 2017, 11:00 am
As the Ohio legislative session resumes next month, subsidies for nuclear generation and 1950s-era coal plants are expected to once again be on the table.
Posted: August 16, 2017, 10:59 am
By next year more than 20 percent of the electricity needs of the University of Minnesota will be powered by renewable energy.
Posted: August 15, 2017, 11:00 am
An Iowa electric utility has proposed a green pricing option that ultimately could cost a customer more than investing in a rooftop solar system, according to the analysis of some clean-energy supporters in the state.
Posted: August 14, 2017, 11:00 am
A new program seeks to spur solar energy development in southeastern Ohio by cutting costs and reducing barriers at the local level.
Posted: August 11, 2017, 11:00 am
Public health advocates say Minnesota utility regulators’ decision last month to increase the social cost of carbon will be important for dealing with the negative health impacts of climate change.
Posted: August 9, 2017, 11:00 am