Ameren http://peoriapublicradio.org en Area environmental groups want more info on Dynegy plans for coal plant http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/area-environmental-groups-want-more-info-dynegy-plans-coal-plant <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A collaboration of environmental groups is calling on elected officials to demand </span>Dynegy<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> disclose its intentions for a local coal-fired power plant. </span></p><p></p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:44:07 +0000 Denise Molina 26909 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Area environmental groups want more info on Dynegy plans for coal plant Ameren donates air conditioners for Peoria families http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/ameren-donates-air-conditioners-peoria-families <div>Ameren Illinois is donating 50 air conditioning units to help Peoria families stay cool this summer. It’s part of the company’s Ameren Care program. The Peoria Citizens Committee for Economic Opportunity will distribute the units to qualified low-income families, veterans and the elderly. Ameren Illinois CEO Richard Mark says the units are energy efficient and cost a dollar-a-day-to-operate:</div><p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 19:26:23 +0000 Alex Rusciano 24511 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Ameren donates air conditioners for Peoria families Sierra Club appeals board decision on coal plant extension http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/sierra-club-appeals-board-decision-coal-plant-extension <p>The Sierra Club is challenging a state decision giving an energy company extra time to install pollution controls at five coal-fired power plants. &nbsp;The Illinois Pollution Control Board agreed to give Texas-based Dynegy five more years to comply with state pollution standards. &nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 00:06:20 +0000 Alex Rusciano 17098 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Sierra Club appeals board decision on coal plant extension Ameren expects slightly lower gas bills this winter http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/ameren-expects-slightly-lower-gas-bills-winter <p></p><div>Ameren Illinois customers can expect their gas bills to drop slightly this winter. &nbsp;The company says customers on average paid 57-cents per therm during the 2012-2013 heating season. &nbsp;The price is expected to drop as low as 53-cents per therm through the cold winter months this year.&nbsp;</div><p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 22:49:02 +0000 Alex Rusciano 13737 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Ameren expects slightly lower gas bills this winter Airing concerns about Dynegy's request http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/airing-concerns-about-dynegys-request <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:2;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-2b678c07-28e8-2a98-ed5f-991d04426e07"><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: 'Courier New'; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Illinois environmental groups continue to lobby for Dynegy to meet clean air standards. Dynegy is asking the government to grant it a 5-year delay in meeting the pollution control standards.&nbsp;</span></span></p><p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 23:12:23 +0000 Tanya Koonce 12027 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Airing concerns about Dynegy's request Report released on possible coal-fired power plant sale http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/report-released-possible-coal-fired-power-plant-sale <div>Environmental groups continue railing against Dynegy’s request for more time to meet Illinois’ clean air standards. The Houston-based company’s purchase of Ameren’s five coal-fired power plants hinges on Dynegy receiving a five-year variance. The Bartonville facility is included in that deal.</div><div> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 19:24:55 +0000 Denise Molina 11841 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Report released on possible coal-fired power plant sale Homefield electric aggregation advantage http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/homefield-electric-aggregation-advantage-0 <div>People in the greater Peoria area are reporting electricity marketers going door-to-door and doing phone campaigns. Peoria County officials say the electric aggregation program sponsored by the County provides a lower rate than people would pay under the terms of individual contracts or than the Ameren rate.&nbsp;</div><div>Those in the Peoria County aggregation program are not required to sign a contract and will not be called or visited by a salesperson. Fri, 07 Jun 2013 23:45:36 +0000 Tanya Koonce 6988 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Homefield electric aggregation advantage State board denies Ameren pollution variance request for coal plants http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-board-denies-ameren-pollution-variance-request-coal-plants <p></p><div>Houston-based power producer Dynegy will not have extra time to comply with pollution standards for five Illinois coal power plants. The company recently bought five Illinois coal power plants from Ameren, including the Edwards coal plant in Bartonville. The Illinois Pollution Control Board denied a request by Ameren to transfer the company’s pollution variance to Dynegy. &nbsp;That would have given the company five extra years to comply with state pollution standards enacted in 2006.</div><p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 22:07:22 +0000 Alex Rusciano 6907 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State board denies Ameren pollution variance request for coal plants Senate overrides Governor's veto of smart grid legislation http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/senate-overrides-governors-veto-smart-grid-legislation <p></p><div>The Illinois Senate Tuesday voted to override Governor Pat Quinn's veto of so-called smart grid legislation. As IPR'S Brian Mackey reports, it was yet another display of ComEd's power over the Illinois General Assembly.</div><p>W<span style="line-height: 1.5;">hen the </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Chicago-land</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> electric utility </span>ComEd<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> did not like the way the state regulator was handling its request to charge customers more money, it pleaded its case to the legislature. Lawmakers obliged by superseding the regulator, but earlier this month, </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Quinn vetoed the legislation.</span></p><p> Wed, 22 May 2013 12:17:16 +0000 Denise Molina & Brian Mackey 6003 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Senate overrides Governor's veto of smart grid legislation Gov. vetoes measure making it easier to increase electric rates http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/gov-vetoes-measure-making-it-easier-increase-electric-rates <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Pat Quinn vetoed legislation Sunday that would have eased the way for increases in electric rates. But it's not the first time he's opposed this sort of thing, and the legislature has so far been able to work around him. IPR’S Brian Mackey has more.</span></p><p> Mon, 06 May 2013 12:24:30 +0000 Denise Molina 5118 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Gov. vetoes measure making it easier to increase electric rates