The Byron nuclear plant in Illinois (Photo by Michael Kappal via Creative Commons)
Illinois legislators within days are expected to propose a low-carbon energy standard aimed at helping prop up Exelon Corp.'s fleet of six nuclear plants.
A case currently before the Supreme Court could decide whether coal-fired power plants can escape federal rules for mercury and other hazardous air emissions.
Kansas' renewable portfolio standard is being challenged in the state legislature again this year; advocates say keeping the law will be critical to meeting EPA carbon targets.
A recent announcement that petcoke shipments to Chicago will end largely just consists of a company saying it will comply with city regulations instituted a year ago.
Two groups are pushing for Illinois regulators to require time-of-use pricing to charge customers more accurately for the price of electricity at the time they use it.