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The Trump Administration Might (Sort Of) Be Serious About Clean Coal  The Trump Administration Might (Sort Of) Be Serious About Clean Coal 

The Trump era is unlikely to be known for aggressive climate action, but there is one front on which scientists, engineers, and policymakers may yet make a little progress over the next few years: carbon capture technology.

Trump Promised 'Really Clean Coal,' Suggests Obliterating Funding For Clean Coal Research Trump Promised 'Really Clean Coal,' Suggests Obliterating Funding For Clean Coal Research

When signing his March executive order to revise the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-era policy measure to limit power plant carbon emissions, President Trump promised coal miners in attendance, “My administration is putting an end to the war on coal. We’re going to have clean coal, really clean coal.”

Trump Wants to Bring Back Coal and Steel Jobs as China Cuts 500,000  Trump Wants to Bring Back Coal and Steel Jobs as China Cuts 500,000 

In a Tuesday night speech full of half-truths, demi-truths, and of course, alternative facts, President Trump doubled down on his campaign promise to reinvigorate America’s long-ailing coal and steel industries, promising that under his administration “dying industries will come roaring back to life.” Sure. Meanwhile,…

Trump Is Very Wrong About Clean Coal Trump Is Very Wrong About Clean Coal

America’s coal mining industry has cooled down in recent years. It lost over 200,000 jobs between 2014 and 2016; the latest sorry statistic to cap what’s been a massive downward trend for decades. Expounding on his plan to restore the industry in the “America First Energy Plan,” Trump has promised increased fossil…

The World's First Clean Coal Commercial Plant Just Opened In Canada The World's First Clean Coal Commercial Plant Just Opened In Canada

Canada switched on its Boundary Dam Carbon-Dioxide Capture and Storage (CCS) Project yesterday. In doing so, it has become the only country on Earth with a commercial-scale, coal-fired power plant capable of harvesting its own CO2 and sulfur dioxide emissions.

"Clean Coal" No Longer Oxymoron at New Power Plant "Clean Coal" No Longer Oxymoron at New Power Plant

Maybe you've heard the plans for "clean coal" (aka carbon capture and storage), a technology that collects carbon-dioxide exhaust from formerly high-polluting power plants, condensing and freezing it for storage in depleted natural-gas fields. This month, energy provider Vattenfall fired up the CO2 collection process…

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