Ohio cement factory turns to on-site wind power
By mid-summer, LafargeHolcim will be getting one-fifth of its electricity from three new on-site wind turbines in a move that is being described as “a good business decision.”
Report: ‘Doing it right’ on reclamation would ensure a viable post-coal economy
Research around post-coal reclamation possibilities at Colstrip Power Plant sees more than 200 jobs year in and year out, a sizeable number for the town of Colstrip, population 2,100.
Op-ed: El Paso Electric, in step with regional transition, goes increasingly solar
The utility’s CEO writes that much of its planned power-generation expansion will come from solar as it embraces a trend that is sweeping the Southwest.
Powder River Basin coal producer Cloud Peak inches closer to bankruptcy
A major creditor has given the company a 14-day stay on a $1.8 million interest payment, but the deferment is unlikely to change Cloud Peak’s trajectory toward bankruptcy.
Wisconsin exits lawsuit against federal coal-plant restrictions
The state’s attorney general has withdrawn Wisconsin as a plaintiff in Murray Energy v. EPA, a lawsuit filed in 2017 by opponents of federal air-pollution restrictions on coal-fired generation.
A smattering of Ohio windfarms proves a boon to local tax bases
In northeast Ohio, millions of dollars in tax revenues from an emerging wind industry have stabilized local school finances and funded improvements in roads, parks, and senior services.
Broad state-by-state growth in corporate demand for renewables
Facebook, Google and Amazon are among the corporate behemoths driving uptake of renewables in states that are not historically associated with such change.
‘Stake through the heart’ of Colstrip power plant
Enactment is nearing for a bill that would have Washington state abandon coal-fired electricity by 2025, likely requiring Puget Sound Energy to close its prime position in the Colstrip plant in Montana.
Study: Policy, private sector forces push for doubling in solar capacity across southeast U.S.
Solar-generation capacity in the southeastern U.S. will likely double over the next two years as state governments and the private sector push for cheaper, cleaner energy.