New Report on Duke's Edwardsport Plant

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 16:01

 

 

 

 

 

 

Citizens Action Coalition and Sierra Club have released the results from a new public opinion poll and report regarding the public perception of Duke Energy’s Edwardsport coal gasification plant, clean energy resources, and air quality issues. 

It was supposed to be Duke Energy Inc.’s shining jewel — the biggest, the best, the latest in efficient and clean coal-powered electricity, the answer to Indiana’s power needs.

Instead, the 618-megawatt Edwardsport Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle Generating Facility (IGCC) is a $3.554 billion monument to cost overruns, concealment, mismanagement and malfeasance. For all Duke’s hype about the Knox County plant being green, it will spew four million tons of carbon dioxide annually into the atmosphere for at least 30 years, exacerbating Indiana's already massive pollution problem, as well as the worldwide, menacing issue of climate change.

And if Duke has its way, 790,000 Indiana electric customer will pay dearly for this debacle.

Read the full report here. PDF (PC: Right click to save file; Mac: Ctrl + click to save file)

Read the public poll here. PDF (PC: Right click to save file; Mac: Ctrl + click to save file)

Read the poll memo here. PDF (PC: Right click to save file; Mac: Ctrl + click to save file)

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