On 12 January 2011, the Illinois (US) Senate voted down SB 2485, which would have paved the way for Tenaska, the Omaha, Nebraska, US-based independent power producer (IPP) to begin construction on its planned 602 MW Taylorville integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) facility in Illinois. Taylorville would have qualified as the initial facility to count toward Illinois' 2009 Clean Coal Portfolio Law (CCPL), which requires utilities to purchase up to 5% of their electricity from a coal CCS plant. Key points in this On Point include:
Federal carbon policy outlook weakens states' clean energy resolve.
Tenaska's first-mover strategy faces set back.
DOE funding continues to shift as projects reshuffle.