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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


FutureGen Stalled?

FutureGen in carbon capture and sequestration has hit a snag.

By January 30, 2008


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


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


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


DOE goes cave hunting to pump carbon underground

The U.S. is sitting on huge "sinks" that can store carbon dioxide in geological formations. Two projects get funding to measure the safety and cost effectiveness of carbon storage.

By May 7, 2008


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


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


Coal gets black marks from banks, states

Lester Young, president of the Earth Policy Institute, says state-level opposition and investor wariness could spell the end of new coal plants.

By February 14, 2008


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