A rooftop solar installation in Edina, Minnesota. Costs of permitting solar projects can vary widely from city to city. (Photo by Karl Schwingel/Innovative Power Systems via Creative Commons)
The cost of municipal solar permits varies widely and continue to be a barrier to wider and faster expansion of solar energy in Minnesota, according to a recent report
FirstEnergy’s plans to gut most of its Ohio energy efficiency programs come just as the company has ramped up state and federal efforts to prop up markets for its power plants.
A pair of Iowa studies found that both utilities and their customers in small towns can substantially cut costs if they invest in deep efficiencies and, to a lesser extent, in renewable sources of generation.
Exelon says the EPA's proposed carbon plan, which designates 6 percent of the nation's nuclear capacity "at risk" for retirement, provides little help to prop up financially struggling reactors.
Despite its automotive legacy, Michigan is behind its Midwestern neighbor states in establishing a better market for electric and other alternative-fuel vehicles.
South Dakota community wind farm passes funding goal • Oil boom means worker shortage for Wisconsin logging industry • Kansas coal plant cuts production amid shipping problems • Iowa latest state to pose obstacle to Tesla sales model
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