COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – From the top of a new coal-fired power plant with its 550-foot exhaust stack poking up from the flat western Iowa landscape, MidAmerican Energy Holdings chief executive David L. Sokol peered down at a train looping around a sizable mound of coal.
At this bend in the Missouri River, with Omaha visible […]
March 10th, 2007 – Posted in Coal
The founders of the Dallas-based Texas Business for Clean Air, an unlikely coalition of free-market well-to-dos formed to oppose Texas’ 17 proposed pulverized coal power plants, paid a visit to Austin last week. Co-founder David Litman, the father of Hotels.com, argues that utilities’ coal proposals, especially those of TXU (proposing 11 plants), don’t reflect the […]
February 22nd, 2007 – Posted in Coal, General
Locomotive trains hauling coal to a slew of proposed new power plants in North Texas would emit enough pollution that local leaders may have to consider more drastic measures than already planned to meet federal ozone regulations, a state analysis concludes.
TXU Corp. and energy industry advocates insist that the coal-fired power plants planned to be […]
February 3rd, 2007 – Posted in Coal, General