Leucadia Energy http://tspr.org en Illinois Governor Halts “Boondoggle” Energy Bill http://tspr.org/post/illinois-governor-halts-boondoggle-energy-bill <p>Illinois Governor Pat Quinn vetoed energy&nbsp; legislation that critics say could have raised the price of natural gas around the state.</p><p>The legislation would have forced natural gas companies Ameren and Nicor to buy synthetic gas produced by the Leucadia plant in order to help pay for its construction. The plant was proposed to be built on Chicago&#39;s south side. Leucadia planned to use technology that converts Illinois coal into gas.</p> Sat, 11 Aug 2012 18:05:00 +0000 Rich Egger 19815 at http://tspr.org Illinois Governor Halts “Boondoggle” Energy Bill Chicago Power Plant, Downstate Rate Hikes http://tspr.org/post/chicago-power-plant-downstate-rate-hikes <p>Downstate Illinois and suburban customers could see natural gas rates increase if Governor Pat Quinn signs legislation (<a href="http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=3766&amp;GAID=11&amp;DocTypeID=SB&amp;LegId=65851&amp;SessionID=84&amp;GA=97" target="_blank">SB 3766</a>) intended to help a proposed power plant in Chicago.<br /><br />That is the assertion from manufacturing, agricultural and environmental groups.<br /> Thu, 05 Jul 2012 22:53:58 +0000 Rich Egger 17846 at http://tspr.org Chicago Power Plant, Downstate Rate Hikes