ComEd scandal sparks revamp of clean energy plan
A sprawling energy and climate bill has been redrafted ahead of the Illinois Legislature's fall session, as lawmakers grapple with a bribery scandal involving Chicago's major utility and the state House's powerful Democratic speaker.
Duke coal plants costing Ind. customers millions — groups
Duke Energy Corp. is charging Indiana customers millions of dollars more than it should to dispatch Indiana coal plants and bypassing cheaper, cleaner alternatives, according to environmental groups.
Ohio lawmaker ousted as speaker over nuclear bribery scandal
The Ohio House voted 90-0 to oust Speaker Larry Householder yesterday, moments after a federal grand jury indicted the Republican lawmaker and four others for allegedly running a $60 million racketeering scheme to pass and defend an unpopular energy law.
ComEd bribery scandal draws in state's top regulator
Illinois' top utility regulator defended her role in helping to oversee the state's largest utility, Commonwealth Edison Co., after the Chicago company admitted to arranging patronage jobs and using bribes to secure passage of energy legislation in Springfield.
Ohio governor backs repeal of 'tainted' energy law
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, who had defended an energy law at the center of a $61 million racketeering case, reversed course yesterday and called for the repeal and replacement of the measure he signed into law exactly a year ago.