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U.S. Energy Secretary Pushes Carbon Capture Forward | MIT Technology Review

U.S. Energy Secretary Pushes Carbon Capture Forward | MIT Technology Review | Coal Power | Scoop.it
Wind and solar get all the attention, but a key path to lowering emissions involves finding a less expensive way to do carbon capture.
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Respected energy and climate organizations such as the International Energy Agency have said that global carbon targets will be difficult to impossible to meet without widescale use of carbon capture technology. Post-combustion carbon capture is far more expensive than pre-combustion capture. In pre-combustion capture, a concentrated carbon dioxide stream is produced from the thermal decomposition of fossil fuels, making the carbon easier (and more economical) to capture.

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Idaho Power to cut emissions, still use coal - Deseret News

Idaho Power to cut emissions, still use coal
Deseret News
LaMont Keen, president and CEO of Idacorp and Idaho Power Co., said the company will continue to get power from coal plants in Wyoming and Nevada for at least the next two years.
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Major Gulf Coast Coal Power Plant Suspended - StateImpact Texas

Major Gulf Coast Coal Power Plant Suspended - StateImpact Texas | Coal Power | Scoop.it
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Major Gulf Coast Coal Power Plant Suspended
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After losing its air permit last summer, the Las Brisas coal power plant proposed for Corpus Christi has been suspended.
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EU could become global dumping ground for cheap coal: analyst - Coal | Platts News Article & Story

EU could become global dumping ground for cheap coal: analyst - Coal | Platts News Article & Story | Coal Power | Scoop.it
EU could become global dumping ground for cheap coal: analyst - read this Platts news article and other stories in coal by clicking here. Also discover Platts energy information products related to coal.
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Coal gains on natural gas in power generation - MarketWatch (blog)

Coal gains on natural gas in power generation - MarketWatch (blog) | Coal Power | Scoop.it
Coal gains on natural gas in power generation
MarketWatch (blog)
Despite the recent uptick, coal's share of total electricity generation remains “well below” a typical range before 2009, the EIA said.
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Coal gasification: the path to clean coal. | The Green Economy

Coal gasification: the path to clean coal. | The Green Economy | Coal Power | Scoop.it
How can coal be clean? Turning coal to a natural gas equivalent can be the solution.
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