renewable energy

Despite huge pushes to alter Illinois' energy policies, it appears none will advance before the end of the month when the General Assembly is set to adjourn.  

A Chicago-based environmental group has released a report on the economic impact of renewable energy in Illinois.

Representatives of a wide spectrum of energy policy interests are gathering in St. Louis this week. They'll be attending the eighth annual Midwest Energy Policy Conference.  The conference is being organized by the non-profit Midwest Energy Initiative.

Ameren Transmission Company is getting ready to study public opinion on its plan to construct a 345-thousand-volt transmission line from Peoria to Galesburg. The company held the last of its public open houses on the matter Thursday.

Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

  A coalition of clean energy proponents are supporting the new US EPA rules released Monday.

Peoria residents will get the chance this week to weigh in on where a new electric transmission line will be located. Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois is working to build the 345,000-volt Spoon River Transmission Line between Galesburg and Peoria. The goal is to help deliver more renewable energy to customers.