clean coal

Troubles With America's First Clean Coal Plant Put Mississippi Power 'on the Brink of Bankruptcy'

August 20, 2015 by Stephen Lacey

Months after a landmark carbon capture project in Illinois was scrapped after losing government funding, the builder of America's first commercial-scale clean coal project in Kemper County, Mississippi is facing financial troubles due to soaring costs and long construction delays.[read more]

How Chinese Industry Can Cap Coal Consumption and Transition to Cleaner Production

August 13, 2015 by NRDC Switchboard

China and Coal Consumption

With the release of the Clean Power Plan, the United States has established a game-changing regulation that will reduce carbon pollution. China, meanwhile, has a chance to make just as important a contribution to addressing climate change by capping its coal consumption in key industries.[read more]

My Dr. Strangelove Moment: How I Came to Love Clean Coal

July 10, 2015 by Edward Dodge

Clean Coal

I recently returned from a two week barnstorming trip that took me to see the newest clean coal power plants that employ carbon capture and sequestration (CCS). CCS is the practice of physically capturing carbon dioxide molecules from the exhaust streams of large fossil fuel burners like power plants.[read more]


Can ASEAN Run Away from Coal?

December 22, 2014 by Beni Suryadi

ASEAN and Coal

All sources are telling the exact same story: Asia currently leads in global energy consumption increases. The ten members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are – along with China and India – shifting the center of gravity of the global energy system to Asia.[read more]

West Virginia Chemical Spill Another Black Eye For 'Clean Coal'

January 16, 2014 by Tina Casey

West Virginia Spill and Clean Coal

If you didn’t happen to know what Crude MCHM was on Thursday, given the nine-county water crisis unfolding in West Virginia you probably know by now that it’s short for 4-methylcyclohexane methanol, a foaming agent that is used to clean coal.[read more]

EPA Restrictions Can Encourage Clean Coal

September 25, 2013 by Jessica Kennedy

Clean Coal and the EPA?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making the coal industry nervous with a proposed rule that would impose new regulations on greenhouse gas emissions from newly constructed power plants. Will this force the coal industry clean up its emissions?[read more]

U.S. Coal Consumption Down

March 7, 2013 by Tom Schueneman

US coal consumption

Despite record amounts being spent to propagandize the coal industry and the ridiculous concept of “clean coal”, United States coal consumption has gone down.[read more]

Coal-to-Liquids Is Not Just A Bad Idea--- It Could Become A Bad Law

May 17, 2011 by Lou Grinzo

Some mornings, it’s almost not worth the effort to chew through the straps. Green Car Congress: Bill requiring use of coal-derived fuels introduced in US House: Under this legislation, the President has one year after the date of enactment to circulate regulations to refineries, blenders, distributors, and importers to ensure that...[read more]

IEA Report Shows Poland's Energy Future to be Based in Nuclear, Natural Gas, and Clean Coal

March 3, 2011 by Nathanael Baker

After reviewing Poland's energy policies, the International Energy Agency (IEA) concludes the country is on the right path towards a cleaner, more secure energy future. Nobuo Tanaka, Executive Director of the IEA, says his organization's recent assessment of Poland's new energy strategy (EPP 2030) shows the plan will shift the country'...[read more]

Stewart Brand on Colbert Report - With an Open Letter Response About "Clean Coal" Segment

May 8, 2010 by Rod Adams

Stewart Brand appeared on the May 7, 2010 episode of the Colbert Report. (I tried to embed the clip, but Blogger does not like the way that the show's embed code is formatted. It kept telling me that the TD tag was broken. I hit a limit on my HTML coding ability when trying to troubleshoot and correct that error message.) While I like...[read more]

Obama Confronted on “Clean Coal”

February 5, 2010 by Matt Dernoga

1 Sky Director Gillian Caldwell confronted President Obama over his position on “clean coal” at an event, and I think the video is worth sharing.  You can see Gillian’s blog post about it as well. Matt Dernoga is the Campaign Director for the University of Maryland activist group "UMD for Clean Energy", and provides updates...[read more]

Dorgan Plans on Turning to Energy After Senate

January 13, 2010 by Tim Hurst

North Dakota Senator Byron Dorgan says he will likely be doing more work in energy after he leaves the Senate at the end of 2010. After North Dakota Senator Byron Dorgan, a Democrat, announced last week that he would not run for re-election, pundits immediately began to speculate not only about the impact his leaving would have on...[read more]

Rendell On Green

September 28, 2009 by Chris Schultz

On Friday, I had the opportunity to listen to Pennsylvania Governor Rendell talk about Pennsylvania's green initiatives. The governor addressed the bloggers and NGO representatives stationed at the August Wilson Center during the G20.He highly touted the state's economic investments in green technology companies from wind giant Gamesa to...[read more]

"Clean-coal" power part of Galilee coal mining plan

September 13, 2009 by Big Gav

The Australian has a report on a large scale plan for coal mining in Queensland's Galillee basin, with a "clean coal" power plant touted as part of the proposal (technology and dumping ground for the CO2 still to be determined of course) - Clean-coal power in giant Galilee plan.THE giant Galilee coal project proposed by billionaire Clive...[read more]

Cleaner Coal in China

May 11, 2009 by Marc Gunther

The New York Times is reporting this morning that China is emerging as a leader in clean coal technology. Reporter Keith Bradsher writes:China has emerged in the past two years as the world’s leading builder of more efficient, less polluting coal power plants, mastering the technology and driving down the cost.He goes on to say that...[read more]