Futuregen Future – The future of the
Futuregen 2.0 project could hinge on a big decision in the coming weeks.
The Futuregen Alliance said a ruling by
the Illinois Commerce Commission in late December could determine the 1.6
billion dollar project's fate.
The ICC will rule on a plan requiring
utility companies like Ameren and Com-Ed to buy electricity produced by the
converted power plant in Meredosia. That
ruling could determine whether the Federal Energy Department will continue to
back the project.
The Futuregen Alliance will not comment
on the project's future if the state or federal rulings go against it.