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From the coal mines ... to the power lines

energy for Illinois

by Illinois. Dept. of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. Office of Coal Development

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Published by Illinois Dept. of Commerce & Economic Opportunity, Office of Coal Development in Springfield, IL .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Conversion to coal,
  • Law and legislation,
  • Economic development,
  • Coal,
  • Grants-in-aid,
  • Electric power-plants,
  • Tax incentives,
  • Coal-fired power plants,
  • Energy policy

  • About the Edition

    For the past several decades, we have been led to believe that it was impossible to use Illinois coal and meet federal environmental standards. The state"s coal mining industry suffered when many power companies switched from Illinois high sulfur coal to lower sulfur, western coal. Recent advances in clean coal technologies will allow power companies to take advantage of Illinois" higher Btu coal while meeting stringent environmental standards. New legislation, PA 93-0167, provides state backing to $300 million in revenue bonds for companies that agree to use the funds to build new plants or convert existing plants to use clean coal technology. Such backing is considered critical to reducing interest costs, thereby helping companies initiate construction or improvement projects that otherwise might not be started. The legislation also allows developers early access to $500 million in existing state grants to build new power plants that use Illinois coal.

    Edition Notes

    Other titlesEnergy for Illinois, Illinois Resource Development and Energy Security Act : Public Acts 92-0012 and 93-0167
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 folded sheet (6 p.) :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25917718M
    OCLC/WorldCa53883684

      Tri-State Generation and Transmission sent shockwaves through the rural northwest corner of Colorado on Thursday when it announced plans to close two coal-fired power plant units and the mine . UNDERGROUND COAL MINES. Coverage. (a) The provisions of Sections through of this title shall be interim mandatory safety standards applicable to all underground coal mines until superseded in whole or in part by improved mandatory safety standards promulgated by the Secretary under the provisions of section of this Act, and.


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