Midwest Energy News

Covering the Midwest's transition to a clean energy economy

Recent rule changes in Ohio would not fully reward solar energy and other renewable resources for the flexibility they bring to the market, say advocates.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 12:00 pm
Ohio electric utilities are weary of competition. They want to return to the warm comforts of regulation, where their profits are virtually guaranteed and their old, uneconomic power plants can continue operating.
Posted: November 20, 2017, 11:55 am
The developer of a long-distance, high-voltage transmission line has asked the Missouri Supreme Court to rule on the project in the hope of achieving a faster resolution to the long-stymied project.
Posted: November 18, 2017, 1:00 am
While solar has dominated much of the discussion of the Future Energy Jobs Act in Illinois, a new report highlights the job potential of a less buzzy — backers would say under-appreciated — clean energy industry.
Posted: November 17, 2017, 12:00 pm
Solar developers in Illinois that have banked their businesses in part on state incentivized energy credits are tentatively optimistic about a new draft power plan released by the Illinois Power Agency — even as the companies acknowledge the credit pricing remains obtuse.
Posted: November 16, 2017, 11:59 am
A Wisconsin inventor has been awarded an $825,000 grant to help bring an electric motor technology first invented by Benjamin Franklin into the 21st century.
Posted: November 15, 2017, 12:00 pm
The largest solar project ever built to serve a Minnesota school district began producing energy last week, as schools take advantage of third-party ownership models and community solar subscriptions.
Posted: November 14, 2017, 12:00 pm
Last week, Illinois was again awarded top marks in a national assessment of how states are modernizing electricity transmission and distribution systems, even as local energy advocates say there is much more work to be done in the state.
Posted: November 13, 2017, 7:39 pm
While rural cooperatives around the Midwest have been quick to adopt community solar, officials in the Chicago area want to bring it to the city.
Posted: November 10, 2017, 12:00 pm
If the people living in a poor neighborhood in Buffalo, New York can leverage clean, efficient energy to turn their community around, so can neighborhoods in the rest of the Rust Belt.
Posted: November 10, 2017, 11:59 am