Transformation of the ageing electric power grid in the US is inevitable and urgent; most people in the energy industry can agree on that.
In the absence of federal energy policy that will shape the electric power industry in the decades to come, utilities such as Duke are transforming the country's energy infrastructure from the ground up.
In 2007, Duke Energy received approval from the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to build a cleaner-coal integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) plant at the Edwardsport site. Cost $2.595bn.
Althoug this is progress but with no country wide coordination, is this the the best solution - coal power plan at cost of $2.6 Billion? How many wind or solar plants we could develop in $2.6 Billion?