From the Philadelphia Inquirer;
In another sign that natural gas is supplanting coal in the energy landscape, EmberClear Corp., a Canadian power developer, announced Wednesday it plans to build a 300-megawatt generation plant in Schuylkill County on a site where it had once envisioned a plant fueled by coal.
EmberClear, which is based in Calgary, said it had selected SK E&C USA to build the Good Spring Natural Gas Combined Cycle power plant.
The project, which EmberClear chief executive Albert Lin estimated would cost up to $400 million to build, will employ 500 construction workers.
Construction, scheduled to start in 2013, would be completed by 2015.
EmberClear originally had planned to build a coal-to-gas plant on the Good Spring property, where it owns anthracite deposits.
But Lin said that projected steady supply of natural gas from the Marcellus shale development had led the company to rethink the plant's long-term fuel needs.