Midwest Energy News

Covering the Midwest's transition to a clean energy economy

Survey results released last week showed a majority of Ohio registered voters — Republicans and Democrats — support regulating carbon dioxide as a pollutant. A new batch of data from the same source shows the same is true for the country as a whole.
Posted: December 15, 2017, 12:00 pm
The Wisconsin Conservative Energy Forum joins similar conservative energy groups in Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota and states around the country.
Posted: December 14, 2017, 12:00 pm
The study from the school’s Urban Energy Justice Lab found energy efficiency programs at Michigan’s two largest utilities disproportionately benefit wealthier ratepayers.
Posted: December 13, 2017, 12:00 pm
An Illinois initiative is exploring how smart-grid enabled devices could also improve life for seniors and provide more independence to people with disabilities.
Posted: December 12, 2017, 12:00 pm
News of a Wisconsin power plant closure has raised concern production at a pair of coal-fired power plants about 15 miles away.
Posted: December 11, 2017, 4:55 am
Missouri is the latest state where utility regulators are reevaluating outdated rules on customer-owned solar power and other distributed energy sources.
Posted: December 11, 2017, 4:27 am
This week, the Supreme Court of Ohio heard arguments in a case that could overturn a regulatory decision that advocates say broke the law and cost ratepayers millions.
Posted: December 8, 2017, 12:00 pm
At an event in Minnesota, Alberta’s environmental and parks minister Thursday expressed support for Enbridge’s contentious Line 3 pipeline by touting her province’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gases.
Posted: December 8, 2017, 2:46 am
Officials and advocates will gather at the Illinois Commerce Commission offices in Chicago and Springfield today to debate the viability of energy resources and a plan to provide subsidies to struggling coal plants downstate.
Posted: December 7, 2017, 12:00 pm
A majority of both Republicans and Democrats throughout Ohio favor clean energy policies, such as regulating carbon dioxide emissions as a pollutant and more government funding for renewable energy, according to a new interactive map.
Posted: December 6, 2017, 12:00 pm