Dozens of insurance companies say they're not obligated to help pay for Duke Energy Corp.'s multi-billion-dollar coal ash cleanup because the nation's largest electric company new the threat of potentially toxic pollutants.
The Logansport Municipal Utilities’ power plant burned through the last of its coal in January 2016 before shutting down.
Transforming the site to a criminal justice complex would take years of contaminant cleanup, officials said Tuesday, but construction could overlap with that work.
In the latest move by an Indiana utility to reduce its use of coal, the Evansville-based utility plans to build a solar farm and substantially increase the use of natural gas as a fuel source.
The plant closed in 2007, taking 300 jobs. It opened in 1909 and at one point produced all the gas used for heating Marion County.
Lawyers for a coalition of states and businesses reliant on fossil fuels, including Indiana, made their case Tuesday to a federal appeals court that President Barack Obama’s plan to curtail greenhouse gases is an unlawful power grab.
The utility says the move would allow it to keep burning coal at the Pike County plant and meet strict environmental regulations for sulfur dioxide and coal ash.
IPL has filed petitions with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to install $100 million worth of pollution controls at Petersburg, a move it says will allow it to meet strict environmental regulations.
As more coal companies file for bankruptcy, it's increasingly likely that taxpayers will be stuck with the very high costs of preventing abandoned mines from becoming environmental disasters.
A Connecticut-based company is planning to convert a closed coal-gasification plant in Indiana into an ammonia fertilizer production facility.
A new federal report says Indiana’s consumption of coal for electricity plunged between 2007 and 2015 as utilities retired older coal-fired plants and embraced more natural gas and renewable energy sources.
Peabody Energy Corp., which filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday, has at least six mines in Indiana that employ more than 1,250 workers, including Bear Run Mine in Sullivan County, the largest surface mine in the eastern United States.
Hundreds of Indiana miners have lost their jobs in recent months as national demand shrinks due to cheaper natural gas and tougher environmental policies.
Under pressure to meet stringent clean-air regulations, Indianapolis Power & Light Co. is converting the Harding Street plant to natural gas.
As chairman of Senate Utilities Committee, Sen. James Merritt supported numerous bills favored by big utilities, the railroad’s biggest customer. Now he’s out of a job.
Notre Dame President John Jenkins plans to announce Monday that the university will spend $113 million on renewable energy sources, including a hydroelectric project, solar power and geothermal fields.