Developer Pulls Plug on Taylorville Coal PlantTAYLORVILLE, Ill. (AP) - A Nebraska company has decided not to go ahead with plans to build an electricity generation plant in central Illinois.
Tenaska announced Friday development of the Taylorville Energy Center in Christian County is being halted because of changing economics and the lack of support by Illinois officials.
In its original plan, Tenaska sought to build a gasification island that converted coal into synthetic gas. It would have injected greenhouse gas emissions underground while using the gasified coal as its fuel source for electricity generation.
Last year, Tenaska dropped the coal portion, meaning the plant wouldn't store emissions. Officials said coal gasification would have been added later. The plant was controversial because Tenaska wanted Illinois lawmakers to approve a plan requiring customers to buy electricity from the plant for three decades.
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