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Utility Drive: Atoms for electricity: Inside Exelon’s push to save its Illinois nuclear fleet

Exelon’s new plan to support aging nuclear plants and cut carbon emissions has is putting a big decision in front of Illinois lawmakers. Will legislators make ratepayers rescue Exelon’s uncompetitive nukes to sustain reliability and an influential economic sector? Or will they turn to renewables and energy efficiency to fill the gap when the plants

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Cap Times: Clean energy businesses in Wisconsin press on despite roadblocks

Despite a series of political setbacks, a new report shows more than 500 Wisconsin companies are still serving the wind power and solar energy markets. Included in the list are more than 75 companies in the Madison area, from Full Spectrum Solar to IEA Renewable Energy, the former RMT Inc. The report released Wednesday by

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Progress Illinois: Groups Allowed To Expand Coal Ash Lawsuit Against NRG Energy

The Illinois Pollution Control Board (IPCB) has allowed a lawsuit against NRG Energy over groundwater issues to be expanded in light of newly-discovered coal ash ponds near the company’s active coal-fired power plants in Illinois. Coal ash is a toxic byproduct of electricity generation discharged from coal-fired power plants. The IPCB’s ruling issued Thursday means the complaint filed by citizen and environmental groups — which alleges NRG’s Waukegan,

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Yale Climate Connections: Upper Michigan’s Energy Future

At 450 megawatts of energy, Presque Isle Power Plant is the largest provider of electricity in a 16,000 square mile section of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. But the coal plant, built in the 1950s, needs expensive upgrades to meet new pollution control standards. The owner of Presque Isle wants to close the plant, but energy regulators

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