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Offshore Wind Projects Receive Boost from Massachusetts and Biden Administration

LCG, March 31, 2021--The Governor of Massachusetts signed legislation last Friday that authorizes the state to direct utilities to purchase an additional 2,400 MW of offshore wind energy by 2027.

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NV Energy's Greenlink Nevada Transmission Project Approved by PUCN

LCG, March 25, 2021--The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) on Monday approved proceeding with NV Energy's Greenlink Nevada transmission and renewable energy initiative. NV Energy's planned investment in Greenlink is over $2.5 billion.

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Peabody Clears Hurdle for Prairie State Energy Campus

LCG, August 11, 2005--Peabody Energy announced yesterday that the Illinois Department of Natural Resources issued the final mining permit necessary for the Lively Grove Coal Mine, which is located adjacent to the proposed Prairie State Energy Campus in Washington County, Illinois. The new coal mine would supply low-cost coal directly to the 1,500-MW, electric generating station.

The proposed Prairie State Energy Campus is estimated to cost $2 billion, including approximately $500 million for emission control equipment to allow for the use of local, high-sulfur coal. Peabody has received an air pollution permit from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. A coalition of environmental and public health groups has objected to the decision, which is now under review. The project is one of two, similar coal projects that Peabody Energy is currently developing in the Midwest.

Peabody is developing the project together with the Prairie State Interest Group, which owns nearly half of the project. The Prairie State Interest Group includes Soyland Power Cooperative in Illinois; Northern Illinois Municipal Power Agency; Missouri Joint Municipal Electric Utility Commission; Kentucky Municipal Power Authority; Indiana Municipal Power Agency; and Wolverine Power Supply Cooperative in Michigan.

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