An Ameren Corp. coal-fired power plant is seen outside the southern Illinois town of Newton. Illinois officials say the state will need a mix of power sources and energy efficiency initiatives to meet proposed federal limits for carbon pollution. On
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Coal Advocates Enter Energy Fray

The latest push would give the state's coal industry a boost. Exelon wants support for its nuclear plants, a renewable energy coalition wants to require more wind and solar, and now a coal company and its supporters want in on the action.