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Thursday, May 10, 2012 09:17 am

What is the state teaching children about coal?

Illinois is a coal state – the eighth-largest producer of coal in the nation at 33.2 million tons in 2010, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. The Illinois Geological Survey estimates Il...
Thursday, March 8, 2012 05:16 pm

Prosecutors alleged Tenaska paid former Oklahoma senator to influence bill

A power generating company with plans for a major new plant in Illinois has been implicated in the corruption trial of a former Oklahoma senator convicted of bribery.During federal court testimony las...
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 04:58 pm

Draft permit for coal plant doesn’t require carbon capture

As state regulators prepare to issue a permit for a state-of-the-art “clean coal” plant planned for Taylorville, one environmental group criticizes the proposed permit for not specifically...
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011 04:28 am

Proponents, critics at odds over need for Taylorville project

The Illinois Senate recently approved a controversial proposal to build a cutting-edge coal power plant in Taylorville, paving the way for what proponents say should be an easy victory in the Illinois...
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 05:48 am

The heirs to Vachel Lindsay’s performance poetry

Poets, we are reliably told, once were creatures of the street and the court, not the study, and poetry was sung, or at least recited. That past lives again every year when Springfield area schoolkids...
Thursday, March 3, 2011 03:46 am
A contract requiring Springfield’s public utility to be more environmentally responsible doesn’t expire for another six years, but local activists are already urging the city and its resid...
Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010 05:14 pm
Take a drive this time of year down any state highway and you’ll likely see chipboard signs promoting this guy for sheriff and that guy for Senate. This much is true when traveling down Route 48...
Thursday, July 1, 2010 10:03 pm

Sangamon County may get a wind farm

A major wind farm project in development for Sangamon County could bring revenue, jobs and green energy - but first it must pass a few hurdles....
Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008 04:24 pm

X Prize team takes time out for eco-friendly project

Kevin Smith and the crew from Illuminati Motorworks took a detour in their quest for the Progressive Automotive X Prize (AXP), but, as Smith says, “It was an offer we couldn’t refuse."...

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