U.S. readies first wind-powered steel plant
For decades, access to cheap coal-fired electricity fueled industrial expansion across the Midwest. Now, Missouri is planning the first wind-powered steel production plant, which some see as a model to slash carbon emissions from one of the most energy-intensive industries.
Exelon CEO warns lawmakers reactors could close
Exelon Corp. CEO Chris Crane, whose company is facing a federal probe, warned yesterday that the Illinois Legislature needs to act by next spring to guarantee that the bulk of the company's nuclear fleet continues running.
Great Lakes offshore wind — possibility or pipe dream?
The end of a regulatory odyssey to get approval for what would be the first U.S. freshwater offshore wind farm is now within sight for developers. But challenges from birds to permits could block the landmark project.
How EVs could thwart fossil fuels, boost renewables
Utilities are increasingly looking at electric vehicles as a way to flatten electricity demand. Their ability to do so has big consequences for the climate, as fossil fuels supply much of the power during demand spikes..
'Fictional coal plant' brawl unlikely to stop at Mo. line
A Missouri coal fight is highlighting a growing challenge for state regulators grappling with early closures of power plants.