Author: Midwest Energy News

US Ethanol Mandate Has Mixed GHG Impact: Study

The U.S. ethanol mandate is successfully lowering the nation’s greenhouse-gas footprint — but likely to cause a slight increase in emissions around the globe, according to the latest study of biofuels’ climate impact. The analysis comes from researchers at Duke… Read More

Iowa May Be Carrying Regional Clean Energy Costs

As the country rebuilds its aging transmission system, spending more than $14 billion this year alone, there’s a looming, unanswered question: who gets the bill? Federal regulators are attempting to equitably distribute the costs, but a recent complaint by an… Read More
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Wind Power: Has It Reached A Tipping Point?

Editor’s Note: EarthTechling is proud to repost this article courtesy of Midwest Energy News. Author credit goes to Dan Ferber. In 2012, for the first time, more new wind generation was installed than new natural gas- or coal-fired generation as… Read More

How Wisconsin Regulators ‘Tax’ Renewable Energy

Editor’s Note: EarthTechling is proud to repost this article courtesy of Midwest Energy News. Author credit goes to Michael Vickerman. Starting next January, the price of purchasing renewable energy voluntarily through monthly utility bills will spike to all-time highs, thanks… Read More
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What Biofuel Is The Best To Move Nations Forward?

Editor’s Note: EarthTechling is proud to repost this article courtesy of Midwest Energy News. Author credit goes to Jeff Kart. Scientists are refining answers to the impacts of turning plants into energy. A Michigan-led team of researchers from four nations… Read More