Illinois has the ability to prevent the biggest electric increase in state history, writes David Kolata of the Citizens Utility Board.
Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin so far have done little to make solar accessible to all, clean energy advocates say.
Jason Holsman, a former Democratic state lawmaker, was appointed to the Public Service Commission in January.
Two major bills aimed at getting the state to 100% renewable power would slightly increase charges on utility customers.
Renewable energy comes with tremendous opportunities as well as challenges, writes Scott Coenen of the Wisconsin Conservative Energy Forum.