Vistra May Close 2 GW of Illinois Coal Power By Year’s End

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:53:13 +0000

Vistra Energy will shutter four coal-fired power plants—a total 2 GW—as required by Illinois’ recently revised Multi-Pollutant Standard (MPS) rule, but CEO Curtis Morgan noted the move was “inevitable” due to the changing regulatory environment and unfavorable economic conditions in the MISO market.  The company on Aug. 21 said it will close the 54-year-old 915-MW […]

The post Vistra May Close 2 GW of Illinois Coal Power By Year’s End appeared first on POWER Magazine.

Read more

Slim chance of ever finding Chinese scholar’s body

Credit to Author: jvicente| Date: Sat, 20 Jul 2019 00:41:09 +0000

Slim chance of ever finding Chinese scholar's body

Authorities in Illinois have suggested that the remains of a slain 26-year-old scholar from China may never be found despite a vow from prosecutors after her killer was sentenced to life in prison this week that the search will continue.

The post Slim chance of ever finding Chinese scholar’s body appeared first on Inquirer News.

Read more

Illinois Passes Landmark Coal Ash Legislation

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 29 May 2019 23:52:22 +0000

Illinois on May 27 became the third state in the nation to pass legislation requiring coal ash protections beyond federal requirements.  The state’s House passed the Coal Ash Pollution Prevention Act (SB 9) in a 77-36 vote on Monday, only weeks after Senate passage of the bill in a 39-9 vote on May 9. The […]

The post Illinois Passes Landmark Coal Ash Legislation appeared first on POWER Magazine.

Read more

Nuclear Subsidy Dispute Now Rests with FERC, Competitive Generators Say 

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2019 16:41:28 +0000

The U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to reconsider industry-led challenges to state nuclear subsidy programs in New York and Illinois leaves the contentious matter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).  The high court on April 15 declined to accept petitions for review of decisions by the Second Circuit and Seventh Circuit, dealing a major blow […]

The post Nuclear Subsidy Dispute Now Rests with FERC, Competitive Generators Say  appeared first on POWER Magazine.

Read more

States Take Lead with Plans for 100% Carbon-Free Energy

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 07 Mar 2019 14:44:24 +0000

Minnesota and Wisconsin recently joined the list of states aiming for a 100% clean-energy future, while some Illinois lawmakers are pushing for not only carbon-free power, but also 100% renewable energy. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz (D) was the latest to announce a set of policy proposals designed to lead his state’s electricity sector to 100% […]

The post States Take Lead with Plans for 100% Carbon-Free Energy appeared first on POWER Magazine.

Read more

Courts Back State Flexibility on Choice of Generation

Power regulation in the U.S. is split between the federal and state levels, with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) having jurisdiction over the wholesale sales of electricity and the states

The post Courts Back State Flexibility on Choice of Generation appeared first on POWER Magazine.

Read more