Abandoned mine shafts, like this one near Painesdale, Michigan, could provide a source of geothermal energy. (Photo by Joel Dinda via Creative Commons)
by Andy Balaskovitz
As Michigan's Upper Peninsula grapples with a looming electricity crisis, the region's copper-mining past could play a role in its energy future. →
An Iowa State University engineer says wind turbines can be built taller by switching to concrete from steel.
The two investor-owned utilities serving Minneapolis are expected to reach a historic first-in-the-nation agreement today that will pave the way for a cleaner energy system in the city. →
Chicago residents are concerned that tougher regulations mean petcoke piles are moving from land to barges, but industry and port officials so far aren't willing to discuss it. →
The top 25 companies in the United States installed 28 percent more solar capacity this year over last, and Midwest states are beginning to see a larger piece of the action. →
Fossil fuel group misrepresenting utility customer views in Wisconsin filing • Michigan raceway joins EPA effort • NREL report says solar prices continue to fall • Michigan utility settles wind farm lawsuit
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