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GUEST COMMENTARY: EPA regulations will cause energy bills to soar

GUEST COMMENTARY: EPA regulations will cause energy bills to soar

Energy bills are likely to be on the rise soon. You can send your “thank you” card to President Barack Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency. Since Congress failed to follow his request, the president turned to the EPA to perpetuate his administration’s attack on coal.

March 08, 2014 12:00 am
Michigan City Generating Station

Michigan City Generating Station

NIPSCO's coal-fired Michigan City Generating Station stands near the Washington Park marina on the Lake Michigan shoreline. NiSource net income for 2013 rose to $532.1 million as compared to $416.1 million in 2012, a 28 percent increase, according to the company. 

November 22, 2013 10:43 am

Report: Ind. among few states not past peak coal production

A report by a clean energy advocacy group claims Indiana is one of two states that is not past peak production for coal.

October 30, 2013 12:48 pm
Indiana lawmakers study prospects for nuclear power

Indiana lawmakers study prospects for nuclear power

INDIANAPOLIS | Could Indiana lead the way in the development of the second generation of nuclear power after being the only Midwest state to skip the first?

September 30, 2013 4:00 pm Related

Steelmaker, coke producer extend contract

EAST CHICAGO | An Indiana Harbor-based coke plant will continue to furnish the world's largest steelmaker with a raw material it needs to forge metal in East Chicago.

September 09, 2013 11:57 am

Support availability of coal for cheaper power

I urge you to support affordable coal-generated electricity and coal jobs.

August 11, 2013 12:00 am
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July 12, 2013 12:00 am

Proposed EPA coal regulation could hurt Indiana

New rules proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would compromise Indiana's capability to meet its energy needs efficiently and affordably. The new source performance standard is intended to lower coal energy production emissions. Instead, it could do the opposite.

June 18, 2013 12:00 am
State officials, industry bracing for new greenhouse gas ruling

State officials, industry bracing for new greenhouse gas ruling

The Obama administration's push for reducing emissions that fuel climate change have many in the environmental and energy sectors bracing for what may come next.

March 07, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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U.S. Steel eyeing completion of coke substitute project

Officials from United States Steel Corp. affirmed that modules expected to make an alternative to the steelmaking input coke will start production in Gary this year.

February 06, 2012 6:00 pm
Local port to beat 2010 shipments

Local port to beat 2010 shipments

The head of Indiana's state port system said Wednesday its Burns Harbor location is on track to handle more cargo in 2011 than in any year since 2006.

December 19, 2011 12:00 am
Burns Harbor port expects to beat 2010 shipments

Burns Harbor port expects to beat 2010 shipments

The head of Indiana's state port system said Wednesday its Burns Harbor location is on track to handle more cargo in 2011 than in any year since 2006.

December 14, 2011 2:00 pm

Our community has more than its fair share of polluters

I am writing to encourage my neighbors and friends to stand up for clean, renewable energy jobs in our south-side Chicago neighborhoods. Solar and wind technology can bring jobs to our corner of the world. We are standing up against more dirty, polluting coal industry here in our community.

December 03, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: NIPSCO phasing in improvements

NIPSCO plans to invest $5 billion in its service territory over the next decade, including about $850 million for new scrubbers to improve air emissions at its coal-fired power plants. It is a sign of the utility's stewardship of not just the environment, but also customers' financial burdens.

November 21, 2011 12:00 am

Nation must steer energy from dirty coal to solar, wind power

In light of the recent coal ash spill in Oak Creek, Wis., which contaminated Lake Michigan, the time to move beyond coal is now. It is imminent that we terminate our dependence on this dirty and outdated fossil fuel and focus on cleaner, brighter and healthier energy from solar and wind.

November 16, 2011 12:00 am

Soot made its way everywhere before we all went green

If you had to pick something that would represent the Calumet Region, what would it be? My pick would be "soot."

October 02, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Coke research likely to sizzle, not fizzle

The New Coke product rolled out in 1985 was a colossal flop, but potential upgrades to the process of making coke — as in steelmaking ingredient — being researched at Purdue University Calumet look promising.

August 11, 2011 12:00 am
Purdue professor innovating coke-making process

Purdue professor innovating coke-making process

More than four years ago, Purdue University Calumet professor Robert Kramer was approached with a challenge to boost the value of Indiana coal. "Let's throw away the old molds, and let's try to do something different," Kramer said.

August 08, 2011 8:00 am Photos

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Purdue professor working to innovate coke-making process

Purdue professor working to innovate coke-making process

HAMMOND | More than four years ago, Purdue University Calumet professor Robert Kramer was approached with a challenge to boost the value of Indiana coal. "Let's throw away the old molds, and let's try to do something different," Kramer said.

August 07, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Developing world drives rising energy consumption, BP economist says

Developing world drives rising energy consumption, BP economist says

HAMMOND | The economic recession and the Gulf oil spill may have affected the perception of energy markets in the United States.

July 12, 2011 5:00 pm Photos

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