Neighborhood and environmental activists are celebrating as Chicago’s last two coal-fired electricity plants enter a three-month decommissioning phase. But the closings are leaving dozens of Midwest Generation workers without a job.
UPDATED: 4/27/2011 1:08 PMPicture a brand new coal-fired power plant adjacent to the Loop, black smoke from its stacks drifting right into the Chicago Board of Trade just three blocks north. If that sounds far-fetched, it is.
The FutureGen Alliance has chosen Morgan County, Illinois, for an experimental carbon dioxide storage facility, project developers announced today. CEO Kenneth Humphreys said the site, about 35 miles west of Springfield, has the right geology and the right location.