Economic stimulus bill could get stalled FutureGen project moving again

Posted:

The U.S. Department of Energy halted plans for the near zero emissions coal powered plant slated for Mattoon citing rising costs.

The original price tag was about $1-billion but grew to nearly $2-billion.

Senator Dick Durbin's office says the stimulus bill includes $1-billion for fossil energy research. Funding for which FutureGen qualifies.

Current Conditions
/