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2014 – Another Year of Unmet Promises for the Prairie State Energy Campus

2014 – Another Year of Unmet Promises for the Prairie State Energy Campus

2014 – Another Year of Unmet Promises for the Prairie State Energy Campus (pdf) By David Schlissel, Director of Resource Planning Analysis, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis

February 24, 2015 Read More →
Report:  No evidence of a turnaround at Prairie State

Report: No evidence of a turnaround at Prairie State

No Evidence of a Turnaround at Prairie State (pdf) By David Schlissel, Director of Resource Planning Analysis

September 25, 2014 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).

August 29, 2012 Read More →

More News and Commentary

Another ‘Clean Coal’ Project Pops Up, This Time in Indiana

Indianapolis Star: Greg Merle, whose company is pitching what he hopes — what he believes — might just be the answer for a declining industry desperate to remain viable. Betting on ‘clean coal’: Why some see it as a crucial part of our energy future — and some don’t Merle is the president of Riverview […]

March 19, 2018 Read More →

Vectren Will Close Three Coal Plants in Indiana as Part of Plan for ‘Smart Energy Future’

POWER: An Indiana utility has confirmed it will close three coal-fired power units, replacing that generation with a proposed natural gas-fired facility along with additional solar power. Evansville, Indiana-based Vectren Corp., a holding company whose assets include Vectren Energy Delivery of Indiana-South, on February 20 released its Smart Energy Future strategic plan, designed to reduce Vectren’s […]

February 27, 2018 Read More →

U.K. Company in 300-Turbine U.S. Wind Project for Northern Indiana

Associated Press: A British-based energy company is working on plans for a wind farm with perhaps more than 300 turbines in parts of three northern Indiana counties. Officials with Renewable Energy Systems are looking at locations in Cass, Fulton and Miami counties for the project. Company development director Brad Lila tells the (Logansport) Pharos-Tribune that […]

November 20, 2017 Read More →

Op-Ed: Politicians Against the Sun

CNBC: Politicians influenced by fossil fuel and utility companies are working feverishly to stifle renewable energy growth. In 2015, Nevada lawmakers passed a bill that allowed utilities to charge rooftop solar customers extra. The state’s solar industry was effectively frozen as a result. Within a month three major solar companies, SolarCity, Sunrun and Vivint, announced […]

September 19, 2017 Read More →

Analyst: U.S. Coal Industry Must Consolidate

SNL: The coal industry is “too fragmented” to command pricing power and is in need of consolidation, according to a new note from Seaport Global Securities LLC analysts. Analyst Mark Levin wrote in a June 20 note that the industry has “too many suppliers chasing too few tons.” The report cites a recent claim that […]

June 21, 2017 Read More →

IEEFA Update: Kemper, Edwardsport, and ‘Clean Coal’

Construction Delays and Budget Overruns; Productivity Problems; High Operating Costs

If the “clean coal” integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) technology promoted at home and abroad by the U.S. utility industry sounds too good to be true, it’s because it is. That’s why Moody’s Investors Services warned the other day that it might downgrade the credit of Mississippi Power Company because of the declining competitiveness of […]

February 28, 2017 Read More →
IEEFA Indiana: Another Coal-Fired Plant That Should Be Retired

IEEFA Indiana: Another Coal-Fired Plant That Should Be Retired

Saving the Petersburg Generating Station Would Cost Indianapolis Power & Light Ratepayers $80 Million. It’s Not Worth It.

Indianapolis Power & Light Company, a subsidiary of Virginia-based AES Corp. that provides electricity to almost a half million people in central Indiana, isn’t known for always doing right by its ratepayers. A spectacular case in point is the company’s current campaign to get the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to allow what in essence is […]

January 27, 2017 Read More →

Op-Ed: A Faith-Based Call to Renewable Energy

John P. Gardner for the Ft. Wayne (Indiana) Journal Gazette: We are casting a bold and urgent vision that change in our individual and institutional habits is both possible and needed. Once upon a time, the congregation I serve used coal as fuel for heating. But that was two or more generations ago. We have […]

January 6, 2017 Read More →

Indiana Solar Plant, Built on Superfund Site, Goes Online

Dan McGowan for Inside Indiana Business: A $10 million solar project in Kokomo is now complete. The 26-acre project is located on a superfund site that was once home to a Continental Steel plant. The property, which is owned by the city, has received tens of millions of dollars in environmental remediation since the company’s […]

January 5, 2017 Read More →

On the Blogs: Federal Policy Regardless, a State-by-State ‘Decoupling’ Between Growth and Emissions Has Momentum

Kari Lydersen for Midwest Energy News: There is growing sentiment that the country’s energy future will be decided largely at the state level and by markets, relatively independent of Trump’s positions. A study released Dec. 8 by the Brookings Institution furthers that argument by showing that a majority of states have “decoupled” their economies from […]

December 13, 2016 Read More →