Archive for August 23rd, 2017

The Kemper County coal plant in Mississippi, which had to abandon its carbon capture efforts this year because of cost overruns. Credit Josh Haner/The New York Times
Coal

What ‘Clean Coal’ is — and isn’t

WASHINGTON, DC — “The term ‘clean coal’ was popularized in 2008 by coal industry groups, at a time when Congress was contemplating climate change legislation. While the term is deliberately vague, it is often understood to mean coal plants that capture the carbon dioxide emitted from smokestacks and bury it […]

A coal country dispute over an alleged Trump promise unmet
Coal

A coal country dispute over an alleged Trump promise unmet

WASHINGTON, DC — “The Trump administration has rejected a coal industry push to win a rarely used emergency order protecting coal-fired power plants, a decision contrary to what one coal executive said the president personally promised him. The Energy Department says it considered issuing the order sought by companies seeking relief […]