Ameren http://wuis.org en Ameren Gets Eminent Domain WUIS SJR Business Report http://wuis.org/post/ameren-gets-eminent-domain-wuis-sjr-business-report <p>On this week's WUIS-SJR Business Report Tim Landis discusses Ameren's efforts to acquire land for the Illinois Rivers Transmission Line. Also the status of the Taylorville Energy Center land and a Chik Fil A coming back to Springfield.</p><p></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:16:36 +0000 Bill Wheelhouse & Tim Landis 28829 at http://wuis.org Ameren Gets Eminent Domain WUIS SJR Business Report Consumer Group Wants Regulators To Look Into Price Spike http://wuis.org/post/consumer-group-wants-regulators-look-price-spike <p>Consumers who buy their electricity from alternative energy providers have been seeing some price hikes lately.&nbsp; A consumer group is asking state regulators to look into it.</p><p>The Citizens Utility Board says the rate spikes are a recent trend in the four years of open competition in Illinois. CUB Executive Director David Kolata says he thinks the companies are unnecessarily trying to pass their extra costs from the harsh winter onto the customer.</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 16:32:39 +0000 Bill Wheelhouse 27346 at http://wuis.org Consumer Group Wants Regulators To Look Into Price Spike Business Report: Esquire Theater Future, Ross Isaac Closes And Joe Rogers' Chili To Re-Open http://wuis.org/post/business-report-esquire-theater-future-ross-isaac-closes-and-joe-rogers-chili-re-open <p>Tim Landis, Business Editor of the State Journal-Register, joins WUIS' Sean Crawford for this week's business report.</p><p>They discuss how the clock is ticking for the former Esquire Theatre property at MacArthur Boulevard and South Grand Avenue, news involving a pair of restaurants and a court weighs in on Ameren's big project for a transmission line across central Illinois. &nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 20 May 2014 21:54:24 +0000 Sean Crawford 25559 at http://wuis.org Business Report: Esquire Theater Future, Ross Isaac Closes And Joe Rogers' Chili To Re-Open Ameren Told To Lower Rates http://wuis.org/post/ameren-told-lower-rates <p>Utility regulators say Ameren Illinois needs to lower<br />its electricity delivery rate in 2014.<br />&nbsp;<br />The (Decatur) Herald &amp; Review reports (http://bit.ly/1bsYiJy ) the Illinois Commerce Commission says the utility needs to cut its delivery rate by $45<br />million.<br />The decision was announced Monday during an annual review and is set to take effect starting Jan. 1.<br />&nbsp;<br />Ameren officials say they're still reviewing the ruling.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; They had planned to lower the delivery rate by $37 million.&nbsp; Tue, 10 Dec 2013 14:45:48 +0000 Associated Press 14667 at http://wuis.org Ameren Told To Lower Rates Battle Over Pollution Controls At Coal Fired Power Plants http://wuis.org/post/battle-over-pollution-controls-coal-fired-power-plants <p>A labor coalition wants Illinois' pollution control board to waive pollution controls at coal-fired plants being sold by Ameren Corp. &nbsp;<br>The AFL-CIO made its position known at the Illinois Pollution Control Board meeting in Springfield on Tuesday. &nbsp;<br>The AFL-CIO says that move by the board would provide certainty to employers and communities in central and southern Illinois. But environmental groups say pollution upgrades are needed. &nbsp; Tue, 17 Sep 2013 22:15:52 +0000 Sean Crawford 9062 at http://wuis.org Battle Over Pollution Controls At Coal Fired Power Plants Transmission Line Gets ICC Approval http://wuis.org/post/transmission-line-gets-icc-approval <p>Regulators have signed off on a new transmission line that'd cut through central Illinois. &nbsp; The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports (http://bit.ly/15024Oj ) the Illinois Commerce Commission approved all but 30 miles of Ameren's Illinois Rivers Project during a meeting Tuesday. &nbsp;<br>The $1 billion, 380-mile transmission line would run through 19 counties, traveling from Quincy to the Indiana border. It'd affect about 8,400 landowners. &nbsp; Wed, 21 Aug 2013 13:38:14 +0000 Sean Crawford 7618 at http://wuis.org Transmission Line Gets ICC Approval