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You'll Never Guess Which Companies Are Already Planning For A Price On Carbon | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- Many U.S. companies are already including a price on carbon emissions in their business planning. That includes oil companies such as ...

Governor Quinn's Dirty Coal Plant Waiver Continues Assault on Illinois Environment

Will Reynolds | Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago
Will Reynolds

The Illinois Pollution Control Board appointed by Governor Pat Quinn approved a waiver to allow five aging coal plants to continue operating without m...

3 Injured At Missouri Nuclear Plant

AP | Posted 06.03.2013 | Green

FULTON, Mo. (AP) — Three employees have been injured during an accident at an Ameren Corp. nuclear plant in central Missouri. Ameren ...

Electricity Rates Unlikely to Rise

David Vognar | Posted 08.05.2012 | Chicago
David Vognar

There are many ways for future electricity rates to go down while coal use also declines. Illinois' renewable portfolio standard aims to get 25 percent of electricity from renewable sources by 2025, and in the process, shrink bills.

Could the Occupy Chicago Movement Help Gov. Pat Quinn Sustain ComEd "Smart Grid" Veto?

David Ormsby | Posted 12.12.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

The thinking among Springfield insiders up until a few weeks had been that the legislature was likely to override Governor Quinn's veto of ComEd's "Smart Grid" bill. That was before the Occupy Wall Street movement ignited.

Imminent Danger: Black Cross Movement Hits Big Coal Giants and Global Forum in St. Louis and Midwest

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

As Big Coal corporate and government leaders from around the world converge in St. Louis this weekend for the Global Energy Future Forum, mysterious b...

Pay Day: Big Coal Lobby/Utility Giant Rake in $1 Billion To Create FutureGen Toxic Dump

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Big Coal utility giant Ameren just got confirmation that a pay-off check for nearly $1 billion is in the mail, courtesy of US taxpayers. Too bad the farmers contaminated by coal slurry in nearby Illinois never received such compensation.

Ameren Seeks Utility Rate Hike Despite 150 Percent Profit Increase

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Ameren, the electric and gas utility, is seeking $130 million in increased rates from its Illinois customers. While no one likes to pay more bills, ...