The Alliant Energy Tower in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (Photo by Manzabar via Creative Commons)
Critics say an Iowa utility's efficiency target has been set low enough that it has little incentive to market a new suite of energy-saving options.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory says permitting, fees, and other "soft costs" now account for well over half of all spending on U.S. solar projects, with the greatest proportion coming for residential systems
In northern Minnesota, an electric utility is proposing a 500 kV, cross-border transmission line that would let it tap Canadian hydropower to serve as a "battery" for its growing wind portfolio.
Chicago energy experts who spent a week in Germany and Brussels in mid-November on a fact-finding expedition came back with a complicated take on Germany’s famous Energiewende.
If the United States' renewable fuel standard (RFS) is lowered, Abengoa Energy is likely to send its planned biofuels refineries to Europe or Brazil, said CEO Javier Garoz Neira.
Energy Department official says carbon capture is ready to deploy • Wisconsin governor rewrites history of high-speed rail rejection • Minnesota regulators to hear comments on fate of state's largest coal plant • Construction begins on new South Dakota wind farm
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