Midwest Energy News

Covering the Midwest's transition to a clean energy economy

As pro-science demonstrations continue this weekend in Washington D.C., advocates want to emphasize that the issue is not just academic.
Posted: April 28, 2017, 11:00 am
Over the past half decade, Illinois utilities have spent billions on building out a smarter, cleaner and more efficient power grid.
Posted: April 27, 2017, 11:00 am
As Minnesota lawmakers seek more oversight over how $47 million in Volkswagen settlement funds are spent, advocates warn bills in the legislature could cause the state to lose the money altogether. Attorney Leili Fatehi, owner and principal of the public benefit corporation Apparatus, says the consent decree requires that states follow a certain process in distributing […]
Posted: April 26, 2017, 11:00 am
Advocates with the National Wildlife Federation say they’ve uncovered more oil and gas spills from Enbridge’s Line 5 than they previously thought, raising questions about how leaks are reported and whether there have been more. The group said Monday it has found at least 29 instances of oil and natural gas liquids spills totaling more […]
Posted: April 26, 2017, 10:59 am
State regulators in Illinois are staking out a unique foothold in an area of growing concern among public utilities: the security of information and digital assets in the smart-grid era.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 11:00 am
Today clean energy businesses and advocates will lobby the Minnesota legislature for the state’s first ever “Clean Energy Business Day.”
Posted: April 25, 2017, 10:59 am
Increasingly, it appears that utilities in the Midwest may have trouble carving out a niche in the development of electric-vehicle charging stations. And that, according to some observers, is likely to slow the shift towards electric vehicles in this part of the country.
Posted: April 24, 2017, 11:00 am
Michigan officials are considering the need for a longer-term funding solution for the state’s oil and gas regulatory program as the recent drop in oil and gas prices have increasingly shifted oversight costs from the industry onto taxpayers.
Posted: April 20, 2017, 11:00 am
While the Trump administration retreats from climate and clean energy initiatives, a new report highlights states -- including Iowa -- that can provide a blueprint for moving forward.
Posted: April 20, 2017, 10:59 am
Wind power represents more than 80 percent of the new electricity generating capacity built in the Midwest and Great Plains states over the past five years as the industry continues to grow, according to a report released today.
Posted: April 19, 2017, 3:00 pm