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Murky waters: Chicagoans worry petcoke moving to barges

Barges filled with material that appears to be petroleum coke line the Calumet River in Chicago. (Photo by Kari Lydersen)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.

Retailers, seeking out bargains, continue to lead on solar

Workers install solar panels on a California Walmart store. (Photo courtesy Walmart)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.

Ohio pollution complaint unrelated to coal ‘bailout’ plan

The Gavin Power Plant near Cheshire, Ohio. (Photo by Jeff Lovett via Creative Commons)American Electric Power is on notice that it may be sued for alleged violations of the Clean Air Act by its Gavin Power Plant in Cheshire, Ohio.

Utility challenges net metering plan in Ohio Supreme Court

American Electric Power is facing off against Ohio regulators over the state's net metering policy.