April 14, 2017, 8am PDT
Nations have sunk billions of dollars into carbon capture and storage for coal plants and have little to show for it. A new natural gas demonstration plant outside Houston is confident it is up to the task — without using federal grants.
March 29, 2017, 11am PDT
Flanked by coal miners, President Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday that begins the roll back of his predecessor's signature environmental rule, the Clean Power Plan, and other environmental regulations to facilitate energy production.
January 22, 2017, 5am PST
Well, that didn't take long! Goodbye Obama Clean Action Plan and restrictive environmental regulations; hello shale oil and gas revolution.
January 16, 2017, 9am PST
The country's first "clean coal" facility has also been described as "the world's largest post-combustion carbon capture system."
December 1, 2016, 8am PST
An explosion on Nov. 2 forced GVEA to shut down the power plant earlier this month after struggling with a number of mishaps that have kept Golden Valley from bringing the Healy 2 plant online.
July 8, 2016, 2pm PDT
Things have gone terribly wrong at Mississippi's Kemper County energy facility, a federally supported, $6.7 billion carbon capture and storage coal power plant that is now two years behind schedule and $4 billion over budget.
February 13, 2015, 10am PST
Earlier this month the Energy Department pulled the plug on the FutureGen "clean coal" project. The media has been sifting through the ashes to make sense of where the project went wrong.
July 22, 2014, 7am PDT
Construction began July 16 on the Petra Nova project, 27 miles from Houston. President Obama and many climate experts are banking on CCS to mitigate carbon emissions from the world's largest source of carbon emissions: coal burning power plants.
January 17, 2014, 10am PST
Once left for dead by the Bush Administration and subsequently revived by the Obama Administration, the FutureGen clean coal project was granted approval by the U.S. Department of Energy. Construction could begin this year.
Associated Press via The St. Louis Post-Dispatch
September 24, 2013, 6am PDT
In order for new coal power plants to meet the EPA's new rules for reduced emissions, they will have to rely on unproven carbon capture and storage (or sequester) technologies, putting the legality of the rule in doubt.
The New York Times - Energy & Environment
January 8, 2013, 10am PST
Even as the world (unsuccessfully) tries to formulate a treaty to get nations to reduce their carbon emissions, researchers indicate it may be too late - the tipping point may have been reached. But what if CO2 could be extracted from the air?
The New York Times - Novelties
May 13, 2012, 5am PDT
HECA, the Hydrogen Energy California project, will do much more than burn H2 to produce 300 megawatts of emission-free electricity. This U.S. Dept. of Energy-backed project will store (sequester) carbon underground in Kern County's oil fields.
October 12, 2009, 7am PDT
A pilot carbon capture project in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin claims to be safely sequestering carbon emissions using a chilled ammonia process.
September 30, 2009, 12pm PDT
The Infrastructurist dissects the poor judgement behind GE's recent ads for supposed clean coal technology that feature scantily clad models posed as coal miners (offending video included).