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Prairie State Backlash Grows: A Call for Bankruptcy; Trouble in Fulton and Hannibal, Mo.; Legal Review Sought in Batavia, Ill.

By Karl Cates, Director of Media Relations, IEEFA - The Paducah Sun over the weekend published a scathing editorial on what it called the Paducah Power System’s “disastrous investment in Prairie … Continue Reading →


Report cites continued operating issues, expensive electricity at Prairie State

“An environmental research group on Sept. 26 pounced on recent operating performance data for the coal-­fueled 1,600-­MW Prairie State Energy Campus, saying the plant continues to underachieve and produce expensive … Continue Reading →


Media advisory: Prairie State coal plant continues to fail; Public backlash in Kentucky and Illinois

High Electricity Rates and Long-Term Debt Associated With Peabody Energy Project Are Seen as Crippling to Local Economies PADUCAH, Ky., Sept. 26, 2014 — A report by the Institute for … Continue Reading →


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

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More job cuts as coal industry keeps struggling

BY Stephanie Smail, ABC News Australia  – “A coal company co-owned by the mining giant BHP has blamed poor market conditions for its decision to slash 700 jobs.   The … Continue Reading →


Nonprofit’s report finds no Prairie State turnaround

By David Zoeller, Paducah Sun -  “Recent data shows ‘no meaningful turnaround’ in the operation of the Prairie State Energy Campus, according to a report by an Ohio-based nonprofit organization … Continue Reading →

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Public still isn’t sold on promises from Prairie State

By Briana Conner & Michael Bradford, WPSD Channel 6 – PADUCAH – “People slapped with high power bills filled a local city hall Tuesday night to give the people responsible … Continue Reading →


IEEFA welcomes Karl Cates as Director of Media Relations

Karl Cates, a former editor for Bloomberg LP and the New York Times, has joined the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) as Director of Media Relations.  Cates … Continue Reading →

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Press release: Tide is turning against thermal coal – high cost new mines don’t make sense for investors

New York – “New research by the Carbon Tracker Initiative (CTI) today identifies major financial risks for investors in coal producers around the world, from the domino effect of slowing … Continue Reading →

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City leaders call for change to Paducah Power’s Board of Directors

By Todd Faulkner and Jennifer Horbelt, WPSD Local Channel 6, – PADUCAH – “A call for change in an effort to reduce your power bill. The mayor of Paducah and … Continue Reading →