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Investor Reluctance on Carbon-Capture Projects

SNL: A massive initial investment is the major barrier hampering the development of carbon capture, use and storage, or CCUS, projects, according to witnesses at a U.S. Senate hearing. “Like a broken record, I’ll say upfront capital cost and incentives to support financing those upfront costs,” said David Greeson, vice president of development at NRG […]

September 14, 2017 Read More →

IEEFA Update: The Truths Not Everybody Wants to Hear

The Wind Industry Is Creating Jobs; ‘Clean Coal’ Is a Myth; Change Is Happening Now

Wyoming doesn’t have much of a wind-energy workforce. But isn’t that a good problem to have? It means that as the state’s budding wind industry is creating jobs, bringing new money is coming into a struggling region, and offering some much-need diversification to a longtime one- or two-note economy. What it doesn’t mean is that […]

July 21, 2017 Read More →
IEEFA Europe: The Carbon-Capture Dream Is Dying

IEEFA Europe: The Carbon-Capture Dream Is Dying

As Engie and Uniper Walk Away From a Demonstration Project, the Outlook for ‘Clean Coal’ Generation Is Bleak

The collapse of a Dutch “clean coal” power project has ended near-term prospects for carbon capture and storage (CCS) in European power generation. That leaves proponents of the technology having to turn instead to smaller, industrial applications. And while CCS may make sense on a more limited scale, big problems remain there too. The complicated […]

July 20, 2017 Read More →

Southern Co. Terminates Marquee U.S. ‘Clean Coal’ Project

Associated Press: One of the nation’s largest utilities, faced with an ultimatum from Mississippi regulators, said Wednesday that it will suspend efforts to complete a first-of-its-kind coal-fueled power plant. The move is a blow in efforts to develop coal plants that emit less carbon dioxide, which could be key to improving the health of the […]

June 29, 2017 Read More →

Report Questions Viability of Carbon-Capture Schemes

SNL: An environmental group has released a report slamming federal and state funding and tax incentives for the development of carbon capture and sequestration, or CCS, technology. The Western Organization of Resource Councils, or WORC, released a report June 20 that examines the various projects to capture and store carbon dioxide emitted by power plants […]

June 21, 2017 Read More →

On the Blogs: Marquee U.S. Clean Coal Project Continues to Struggle The first attempt at building a “clean coal” power plant that captures its carbon dioxide before being burned is struggling to get up and running in Mississippi, as the Trump administration plans to sharply cut back funding for the technology. Mississippi Power’s Kemper power plant is designed to allow the continued use of cheap […]

June 12, 2017 Read More →

Prosecutors Seek 3-Year Prison Sentence in Multimillion-Dollar Clean-Coal Fraud

Gillette (Wyo.) News Record: Describing the crime as “calculated” and “driven by greed,” prosecutors have asked a federal judge to sentence Two Elk developer Michael J. Ruffatto to a minimum of three years in prison for falsely billing millions of dollars to a federal energy research project in Wyoming and then using the money on […]

June 7, 2017 Read More →

On the Blogs: Alternate Facts From the Carbon Capture-and-Storage Industry

From Renew Economy: Supporters of carbon capture and storage (CCS) plants on coal power stations are audaciously seeking to sell the story they are cheaper than renewables – despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. An example of this genre of CCS spin was published early last week in the Australian Financial Review (AFR) which reported […]

February 27, 2017 Read More →

Montana and Wyoming Governors Float Untested ‘Carbon Capture’ Projects

Tom Lutey for the Billings Gazette: Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead joined Bullock in listing the carbon capture opportunities of the dual state project, which is included in a 14-state report listing carbon capture opportunities. “Capture of CO2 from power plants for use in enhanced oil recovery can provide economic, environmental and national security benefits long […]

December 5, 2016 Read More →

Ohio Agency Offers $8 Million in Public Money for ‘Possibly Oxymoronic’ Research Into Clean Coal

Tom Knox for Columbus Business First: An Ohio agency is offering researchers up to $8 million to help prove that “clean coal” is possible. While so far unproven and possibly oxymoronic, the money will go towards finding ways to make clean coal more viable. “Cleaner, economical, and ultimately greater use of Ohio coal and/or its […]

October 6, 2016 Read More →