Xcel's 2030 plan: Ditch coal, expand solar, extend nuclear
One of the Midwest's largest utilities is upping the ante on clean energy by closing its remaining coal-burning plants a decade earlier than scheduled as part of a broader push to clean up its fuel mix.
Iowa governor targets grid policy as Midwest group's new leader
The Midwestern Governors Association has tapped Republican Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds to serve as its new chair, and she's already said her priority will be strengthening the region's grid.
Bloomberg charity, Midwest universities organize 2020 summit
ST. LOUIS — Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg yesterday announced his charity, Bloomberg Philanthropies, and Washington University in St. Louis will organize a meeting of Midwestern universities focused on mitigating the effects of climate change and transitioning to 100% clean energy.
Ill. lawmaker's proposal for $1,000 EV fees called 'excessive'
A proposal by an Illinois legislator to raise electric vehicle registration fees to $1,000 — a level five times higher than any other state's — is getting a strong pushback from advocates who say it threatens to kill the market for plug-in cars in the state.
Midwest utilities embrace big solar, push back on rooftops
Once written off as too undependable and expensive for a region where coal was still king, solar energy is being embraced by Midwest utilities at a pace once unthinkable.