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A Late Bet on Coal May Not Pay Off

A Late Bet on Coal May Not Pay Off

NEW YORK, NY — The Prairie State Energy Campus, a vast new coal-fired power plant and mine that is now approaching completion in downstate Illinois is likely to be one of the last of its kind in this country, given that new Environmental Protection Agency regulations bar plants that put out as much carbon dioxide […]

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Ohio cities stuck with Illinois power

Ohio cities stuck with Illinois power

COLUMBUS, OH — “Environmentalists have been critical of Prairie State because it uses coal at a time when the electric-power industry is moving toward more use of natural gas and renewable energy. The Energy Information Administration reports that Prairie State is the only new coal plant in the country to come online this year. The […]

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Midwest coal plant expensive for cities, utilities-report

Midwest coal plant expensive for cities, utilities-report

NEW YORK, NY — “The Prairie State Energy Campus, a 1,600-megawatt power station under construction near Marissa, Illinois, is way over budget and has yet to produce low-cost electricity for those cities and cooperatives that bought into the project, the report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis said. …‘Far from being a […]

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Report- The Prairie State Coal Plant: The Reality vs. the Promise

Report- The Prairie State Coal Plant: The Reality vs. the Promise

Report- The Prairie State Coal Plant: The Reality vs. the Promise (pdf).

August 29, 2012 Read More →
Report- The Prairie State Coal Plant: The Reality vs. the Promise

Report- The Prairie State Coal Plant: The Reality vs. the Promise

Report-The Prairie State Coal Plant: The Reality vs. the Promise (pdf). With cost of electricity up to double promised level, Prairie State Coal-fired power plant to mean higher utility bills for millions in 8 states

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Report: Prairie State plant not fulfilling promise of cheap power

Report: Prairie State plant not fulfilling promise of cheap power

ST LOUIS, MO — “Cities that agreed to buy power from the Prairie State coal plant in southwestern Illinois are paying higher prices than promised by the plant’s developer and will continue to pay above-market rates for electricity for the next decade, according to a report issued Wednesday by the Institute for Energy Economics and […]

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PRAIRIE STATE ARTICLE ARCHIVES (2010 to 2012)

PRAIRIE STATE ARTICLE ARCHIVES (2010 to 2012)

Clean coal dream a costly nightmare, Chicago Tribune, July 2010 Prairie State coal-fired plant to cap costs, Chicago Tribune, July 2010 Consumers paying for cleaner coal, Chicago Tribune, November 2011 Cities on hook for power plant’s costs, Columbus Dispatch, April 2012 Critics skeptical of coal ash storage site, Sunday Sentinel, April 2012 New delay hits […]

August 1, 2012 Read More →