Backers of coal fired power plants upset with legislation

Backers of coal fired power plants upset with legislation

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Energy legislation moving through the statehouse has drawn the ire of supporters of coal fired power plants, union labor and some lawmakers. The legislation could force the shutdown of two power plants – Prairie State Energy in Marissa and CWLP in Springfield.

CWLP’s Chief Engineer Doug Brown says his utility is expecting to be part of a carbon capture project at the plant but that could be put in danger of never coming if the bill forces the shutdown of the utility by 2035.

Brown says planned retirements of existing coal fired units at CWLP will meet the Biden Administration’s goal of reducing green-house gases by 2030 from 2005 levels.

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