FutureGen http://wuis.org en Durbin: Climate Denial 'Mindless And Irresponsible' http://wuis.org/post/durbin-climate-denial-mindless-and-irresponsible <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As Democrats in coal states rush to </span><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/03/us/carbon-plan-puts-democrats-in-coal-states-on-the-defensive.html?_r=0" style="line-height: 1.5;">distance themselves</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> from new federal regulations intended to address global warming — Senator Dick Durbin says Illinois is in a good position among coal-producing states.</span></p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 21:30:00 +0000 Brian Mackey 26889 at http://wuis.org Durbin: Climate Denial 'Mindless And Irresponsible' Durbin Talks FutureGen With Energy Secretary http://wuis.org/post/durbin-talks-futuregen-energy-secretary <p>U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he met with Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz to discuss the FutureGen clean-coal project. &nbsp;</p><p>Durbin said in a news release that he met with Moniz on Wednesday to discuss the department's commitment to the long-planned public-private project. Durbin said he stressed the importance he sees in keeping it on track. &nbsp;</p><p>The department is providing $1 billion to the $1.68 billion project. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 11:16:15 +0000 Bill Wheelhouse & Associated Press 24180 at http://wuis.org Durbin Talks FutureGen With Energy Secretary EPA Seeks Public Input on FutureGen in West Central Ill. http://wuis.org/post/epa-seeks-public-input-futuregen-west-central-ill <p>The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is accepting public comments on a plan to inject carbon dioxide beneath west central Illinois.</p><p>FutureGen Industrial Alliance wants to capture carbon dioxide from a coal-burning power plant in the Morgan County village of Meredosia, then inject it into underground wells near Jacksonville, about 20 miles to the east. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 11:17:53 +0000 Bill Wheelhouse & Associated Press 22040 at http://wuis.org EPA Seeks Public Input on FutureGen in West Central Ill. FutureGen Gets OK For Morgan County Pipeline Route http://wuis.org/post/futuregen-gets-ok-morgan-county-pipeline-route <p>Illinois regulators have given the FutureGen Alliance the go-ahead for a 30-mile carbon dioxide pipeline. &nbsp;</p><p>The&nbsp; State Journal-Register reports&nbsp; the pipeline would be buried at least four feet underground in northeast Morgan County. It'd be even deeper under farmland. &nbsp;</p><p>The $1.68 billion project will refit a coal-fired power plant in Meredosia&nbsp; in western Illinois. Authorities want to remove carbon dioxide from the coal and store it underground. The greenhouse gas is linked to climate change. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 13:28:28 +0000 Bill Wheelhouse & Associated Press 19654 at http://wuis.org FutureGen Gets OK For Morgan County Pipeline Route FutureGen Gets Key Federal Approval http://wuis.org/post/futuregen-gets-key-federal-approval <p></p><p>The U.S. Department of Energy has given the long-running FutureGen clean-coal project one of the final OKs it needs to start building. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 17:32:16 +0000 Associated Press 17068 at http://wuis.org FutureGen Gets Key Federal Approval Federal Report Supports FutureGen http://wuis.org/post/federal-report-supports-futuregen <p>A final recommendation is still pending but the U.S. Department of Energy has said in a report that the FutureGen project in Morgan County should go ahead. &nbsp;<br />The agency released the final environmental study on Wednesday. It says the clean-coal project should receive $1 billion in federal funding. The State Journal-Register reports (http://bit.ly/17uijEH) a final decision on if the $1.65 billion project should come by the end of the year. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 14:36:54 +0000 Associated Press 12065 at http://wuis.org Federal Report Supports FutureGen Weekly Business Report: Growth in Wineries http://wuis.org/post/weekly-business-report-growth-wineries <p>Amanda Vinicky talks with Tim Landis, Business Editor for the State Journal Register. We'll talk about Illinois' growing, and spreading, wine industry.&nbsp; And what to do about high-accident intersections.&nbsp; That and more in this week's Business Report.</p><p></p><p>You can read the latest stories Landis is working on daily in the SJR.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 21:45:29 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 4819 at http://wuis.org Weekly Business Report: Growth in Wineries