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The FutureGen effort is meant to show utilities how to retrofit their coal-fired power plants to capture and store CO2 and other emissions.
If you think the coal industry and the Bush Administration are pals all the time, guess again.
A Department of Energy project to inject carbon dioxide underground at coal plants gets rebooted with a 2015 target date.
FutureGen in carbon capture and sequestration has hit a snag.
Department of Energy says rising prices and tech advances prompt reassessment of demonstration project to build power plant with minimal greenhouse gas emissions.
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.
Tests and funding are moving ahead, but researcher says that plans to drastically cut pollution from power sources are overly optimistic.
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.
Lester Young, president of the Earth Policy Institute, says state-level opposition and investor wariness could spell the end of new coal plants.
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.