A diesel locomotive moves through the Prairie State Energy Campus facility in Belleville, Ill., with a domed storage unit in background. With annual rate increases of 5 percent planned through 2019 — costing homes and businesses 25 percent more five years from now — some people are questioning how much faith Bowling Green should maintain in a controversial coal-fired power complex in southern Illinois.
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Electricity co-op gives B.G. a jolt: Rate increases spark concerns

By Tom Henry, Toledo Blade – BOWLING GREEN — The question isn’t whether Bowling Green’s electricity costs will rise, but why. With annual rate increases of 5 percent planned through … Continue Reading →


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Briefing note: Fossil fuels, energy transition, and risk

Briefing note: Fossil fuels, energy transition, and risk (pdf) By Tim Buckley,  Director of Energy Resource Studies, Australasia, IEEFA


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Messing up a major Texas utility

By Tom Sanzillo, Special to the Star-Telegram TEXAS – “It is understandable to hear economic bad news from Buffalo, New York, Detroit and even Chicago. They have seen decades of … Continue Reading →


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Modi-fied rally in Adani stocks not backed by fundamentals

Adani Enterprises continues to suffer from high leverage and poor interest coverage ratios because of losses in its power venture and delays in its Australian mining project. By Krishna Kant … Continue Reading →


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Geneva residents voicing electricity cost complaints

GENEVA- “Geneva residents are joining Batavians in complaining about the rising cost of electricity provided by their utility departments, and they are blaming it on the investment in the Prairie … Continue Reading →


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Press release – Investor alert: Queensland Land Court recommends rejection of GVK Alpha Coal Mine

GVK’S US$10 BILLION AUSTRALIAN ALPHA COAL PROJECT REMAINS ‘UNECONOMIC’ SAYS INSTITUTE FOR ENERGY ECONOMICS AND FINANCIAL ANALYSIS SYDNEY, 8 APRIL2014:  A six month court challenge initiated by farmers and community … Continue Reading →


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Painesville might never get its $2 million back after federal ruling

By Devon Turchan, The News-Herald,  PAINESVILLE – “As a result of a federal court ruling, the city of Painesville is less likely to see the more than $2 million it … Continue Reading →


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AMP loses case seeking millions from power-plant contractor

AMP sued Bechtel for $97 million in connection with Meigs County plant that was never built By Dan Gearino,   – COLUMBUS  – “A federal court judge has rejected American … Continue Reading →


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Ruling limits AMP in damages from halted power plant

By Mickey Powell, Martinsville Bulletin -”A federal judge’s order earlier this week means Martinsville will not be able to get out of paying some of the development costs toward a … Continue Reading →


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Court rules against American Municipal Power in case on cancelled Meigs County coal plant; Limits damage from Bechtel to maximum $500,000

Cleveland, Ohio –  US District Court Judge Michael H. Watson ruled on Monday  that American Municipal Power (AMP) is not entitled to the $97 million in damages that it wanted … Continue Reading →