Study Finds Number of Clean-Coal Projects Dropping

American Electric Power's (AEP) Mountaineer coal power plant in New Haven, West Virginia, October 30, 2009. In cooperation with AEP, the French company Alstom unveiled the world's largest carbon capture facility at a coal plant, so called 'clean coal,' which will store around 100,000 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide a year 2.1 kilometers (7,200 feet) underground. 
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Clare Foran
Oct. 10, 2013, 2:24 a.m.

A new study in­dic­ates that the num­ber of pro­jects to use clean-coal tech­no­logy on a wide­spread, com­mer­cial scale has de­clined in the past year, ac­cord­ing to The New York Times.

The sur­vey, con­duc­ted by the Glob­al CCS In­sti­tute, looked at large-scale car­bon cap­ture and se­quest­ra­tion pro­jects world­wide and found that that the num­ber of sites us­ing the clean-coal tech­no­logy had de­clined from 75 to 65 since the time the pre­vi­ous year’s re­port was con­cluded.

“While CCS pro­jects are pro­gress­ing, the pace is well be­low the level re­quired for CCS to make a sub­stan­tial con­tri­bu­tion to cli­mate change mit­ig­a­tion,” the study said.


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