(EVANSVILLE) - Governor Mitch Daniels said the state is making significant progress one year after the launch of the state's strategic energy plan.
There's been 23 new bioenergy and clean coal plants announced or operating in Indiana, representing more than 6 billion dollars in new capital investment.
Daniels provided an update today on the progress of Hoosier Homegrown Energy, the state's strategic energy plan, during an address at the Energy Summit For Southwest Indiana.
Among the successes, the governor discussed the development of two multi-billion dollar clean coal projects to be located in Southwest Indiana. A 630 megawatt integrated gasification combined cycle electric plant in Edwardsport will be the first new baseload plant to be built in Indiana in 20 years, and the first to use clean coal technology.
A second clean coal plant will produce pipeline quality natural gas from Indiana coal and will supply more than 20 percent of future residential and commercial gas demand in the state. This facility will be located at one of two sites in Southwest Indiana along the Ohio River.
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