Battles erupt over new nuclear 'bailout' plan
With just days before the Ohio Legislature adjourns for the summer, the state Senate introduced the latest revisions to a divisive bill to subsidize the state's two nuclear plants along Lake Erie and a pair of Cold War-era coal plants.
Strangled Ohio wind industry: 'We don't want to give up'
Ohio wind developers are facing the possibility of a weakened renewable standard and some of the most restrictive turbine-siting rules in the United States. The outcome could have far-reaching consequences given the potential to sway the regional electricity mix.
Chicago electricity study says poor subsidizing rich
Most suburban Chicago McMansion owners and low-income apartment dwellers in the city's urban core pay the same rate for electricity if they take service from Illinois' largest utility, Commonwealth Edison.
Bankrupt utility delays deadline for saving reactors
After setting a June 30 deadline for passing a bill to rescue Ohio's two nuclear plants, bankrupt power utility FirstEnergy Solutions Corp. is giving state lawmakers more time.
Report: Upgrade grid strained by storms, climate
The polar vortex and a fire at a natural gas compressor station stretched Michigan's energy system to its limits over the winter and highlighted the need for added resilience as the state transitions to cleaner energy sources and faces increasing climate threats.