Investor-owned utilities will need to disclose when they operate power plants despite low wholesale market prices.
Bills surfaced in both states that would let utilities refinance uneconomic power plants using ratepayer-backed bonds.
Almost seven years after Chicago’s two coal plants closed, the plant sites are significant factors in City Council races in the Feb. 26 election.
A draft operating plan released Friday calls for a shift to natural gas and distributed generation.
Citing the administration’s own analysis, environmental advocates say the Clean Power Plan replacement will ‘make things worse.’