Ameren Missouri http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Environmentalists Petition Nixon To Stop Coal Ash Landfill Permit http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/environmentalists-petition-nixon-stop-coal-ash-landfill-permit <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5">Environmental groups delivered about 3,500 petitions to Missouri </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5">. Jay Nixon’s office in Jefferson City on Thursday, asking him to stop a construction permit for a coal ash landfill in Franklin County. The permit would allow </span>Ameren<span style="line-height: 1.5"> Missouri to build a new landfill near its power plant located by the Missouri River.</span></p> Fri, 23 May 2014 02:22:39 +0000 Nora Ibrahim 36375 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Environmentalists Petition Nixon To Stop Coal Ash Landfill Permit PSC Hears Arguments On Labadie Coal Ash Landfill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/psc-hears-arguments-labadie-coal-ash-landfill <p></p><p></p><p>Hearings begin in Jefferson City Monday morning on a proposed coal ash landfill in Franklin County.</p><p>Power company Ameren is seeking the Missouri Public Service Commission’s approval of the new facility to receive waste from its power plant in Labadie.</p><p>The utility is running out of room in its existing Labadie storage ponds. Ameren&nbsp;Vice President Warren Wood says the new landfill will be extremely safe, replacing slurry ponds with state-of-the-art dry storage.</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 03:35:49 +0000 Kelly MacNeil 34852 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org PSC Hears Arguments On Labadie Coal Ash Landfill Ameren To Build Solar Energy Center http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ameren-build-solar-energy-center <p>Ameren is planning to add solar power to its energy portfolio.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The utility announced Monday it will begin construction of a solar energy center in O’Fallon, Mo., this spring. </span>Ameren<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says the 20-acre site will be the largest investor-owned solar plant in the state.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Officials estimate it will produce 5.7 megawatts, or enough to power 650 homes a year.</span></p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:58:55 +0000 Maria Altman 32983 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ameren To Build Solar Energy Center