Governorís Conference On Energy and the Environment November 7-8, 2001

Future Plausible Energy Scenarios for Illinois

Importance of coal as a critical electricity source has been reaffirmed

Importance of coal as a critical electricity source has been reaffirmed

Illinois is uniquely positioned because of its fuel diversity

Coal is NOT incompatible
with goal of reducing air pollution

Coal is NOT incompatible
with goal of reducing air pollution

Illinois has shown leadership in balancing clear air goals with energy needs

State legislation passed in 2001 correctly requires a wholistic approach to evaluating emissions standards

Coal is essential to meet our
long-term electricity needs

Midwest Generation intends
to increase generation from coal