GRID: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Jon Wellinghoff, a driving force behind the Obama administration’s efforts to green the electric grid, is resigning. (Greenwire) FRACKING: As Illinois lawmakers debate a bill establishing new regulations for fracking, public records show that drilling is already underway in the state; and the future of a tax structure that’s […]
A letter from the owner of a proposed Minnesota wind farm to regulators shows his frustration in the permitting process and a willingness to sell off assets of his investment.
COAL: A new vision emerges for Chicago’s retiring Fisk and Crawford coal plants, and EPA coal ash regulations remain stalled by politics. (Midwest Energy News, Washington Post) POLITICS: North Dakota’s Democratic U.S. Senate candidate says President Obama is “headed in the wrong direction” on energy and calls for the heads of the EPA and Energy […]
COAL: Illinois regulators grant Ameren more time to clean up power plant emissions, critics say the “loophole” weakens the state’s pollution laws. (Midwest Energy News) FRACKING: A ProPublica investigation finds there is little oversight of fracking chemicals disposed in wastewater wells, and a new report says Ohio is unprepared to handle the costs of a […]
THE DEBATE: Once again, in last night’s presidential debate, climate change was a no-show and the candidates’ energy conversation was largely confined to arguing over who is a bigger friend to fossil fuels. (The Hill) QUOTH THE MODERATOR: “I had that question for all of you climate change people … we just, you know, again, […]