Midwest govs focus on softening blow of coal plant closures
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, the incoming chairman of the Midwestern Governors Association, plans to focus the group on helping local communities rebound from coal plant closures and to expand the region's power grid.
Potential buyers could revive N.D.'s largest coal plant
A North Dakota official said two potential buyers have expressed interest in purchasing the state's largest coal-fired power plant, Great River Energy's Coal Creek Station, which is set to close in two years.
Ill. utility to end net metering despite commission order
Net metering remains in effect for an Illinois utility — for now — after regulators ordered an audit to decide whether it can change how it compensates customers for excess solar generation under a 2016 energy law.
FirstEnergy could reap $355M from scandal-plagued law
A seemingly innocuous provision in H.B. 6, an Ohio energy law dogged by claims of bribery, could bring hundreds of millions of dollars to one of the state's largest utility companies. Is it a "smoking gun"?
Ameren's $8B plan boosts renewables and preserves coal
Ameren Missouri has joined more than two dozen U.S. utilities to pledge net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, with a plan to spend $8 billion on expanding renewable energy capacity over the next two decades and accelerating the retirement of two coal plants.