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FutureGen clean-coal project gets $1 billion from U.S.

The FutureGen effort is meant to show utilities how to retrofit their coal-fired power plants to capture and store CO2 and other emissions.

By August 6, 2010

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Obama sets 2035 clean electricity target

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.

By January 26, 2011

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Green tech can't shake the bubble question

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.

By March 10, 2010

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Coal industry fires back at Dept. of Energy on FutureGen project

If you think the coal industry and the Bush Administration are pals all the time, guess again.

By February 1, 2008

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FutureGen Stalled?

FutureGen in carbon capture and sequestration has hit a snag.

By January 30, 2008

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DOE scraps FutureGen 'clean coal' project for new tack

A Department of Energy project to inject carbon dioxide underground at coal plants gets rebooted with a 2015 target date.

By January 30, 2008

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Reports: Energy agency to bail from FutureGen carbon capture project

Department of Energy says rising prices and tech advances prompt reassessment of demonstration project to build power plant with minimal greenhouse gas emissions.

By January 30, 2008

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Swedish utility targets carbon-neutral electricity

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.

By March 7, 2009

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Obama's stimulus plan: The energy debate

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.

By January 9, 2009

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Is carbon storage just a pipe dream?

Tests and funding are moving ahead, but researcher says that plans to drastically cut pollution from power sources are overly optimistic.

By May 9, 2008