The FutureGen effort is meant to show utilities how to retrofit their coal-fired power plants to capture and store CO2 and other emissions.
In his State of the Union speech, the president delivers a centrist message, saying nuclear power, clean coal, and natural gas are needed to meet a goal of 80 percent clean energy.
If you think the coal industry and the Bush Administration are pals all the time, guess again.
FutureGen in carbon capture and sequestration has hit a snag.
A Department of Energy project to inject carbon dioxide underground at coal plants gets rebooted with a 2015 target date.
Department of Energy says rising prices and tech advances prompt reassessment of demonstration project to build power plant with minimal greenhouse gas emissions.
Investors say we've already experienced "mini bubbles" driven by hype or subsidies. But there remains a societal push for cleaner and domestic sources of energy.
Lars Josefsson, the CEO of Swedish utility Vattenfall, says that storing carbon underground at coal power plants is a necessary technology in climate change abatement.
The goal is to double U.S. renewable energy in three years, but there's still much to be sorted out about clean-tech incentives from Washington.
Tests and funding are moving ahead, but researcher says that plans to drastically cut pollution from power sources are overly optimistic.