Clean Air Act settlement paves way for coal plant shutdown
Vistra Energy Corp., one of the Midwest's largest coal generators, agreed to shutter another of its Illinois plants as part of a settlement of a Clean Air Act lawsuit filed by environmental and public health groups.
Battle brews over Ill. shift away from coal
Three years after Illinois adopted sweeping energy reforms to boost low-carbon energy production — including subsidies for two Exelon Corp. nuclear plants — there's a fight brewing over renewable funding and how to jump-start the state's energy transition.
Vistra plant closures set stage for Ill. energy debate
One of the Midwest's largest owners of coal-fired power plants has announced it will close a third of its Illinois coal fleet, teeing up a debate over the state's energy future.
Midwest power line sparks fight about 'clean' energy
A 100-mile transmission line across southwest Wisconsin is either a pathway for the state's low-carbon future or a relic of the past that's increasingly under pressure from more nimble technology, depending on whom you talk to.
5 utility trends shaping electricity's future
A review of utility plans by E&E News provides clues about what coal, natural gas, renewables and electricity demand may look like in the coming decades.