Climate heresy in Wisconsin as Democrats call for 'clean coal'

A union leader on Joe Biden's transition team yesterday pitched the Democratic presidential nominee's climate plan as an "all of the above" energy strategy, while an additional union official used the same campaign event to tout "clean coal."
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In Virginia, a push to save country's 'cleanest' coal plant

Officials from southwest Virginia have mounted a last-minute push to oppose the possible early closure of one of the country's newest coal plants.


PacifiCorp, DEQ pick less power over clean-coal technology

PacifiCorp has chosen to throttle down production at the coal-fired Jim Bridger Plant rather than install expensive clean-coal technology there, and Wyoming regulators are now backing the plan.


Death in the Highveld: Landmark case shows how burning coal is killing people

New research revealed in court papers shows that we can no longer ignore the impact of burning coal on air pollution deaths in South Africa's Highveld area.


Can geoengineering slow climate change, or will it be used as an excuse not to cut emissions?

They sound like science fiction, but radical remedies to slow global warming are on the way. Foreign Correspondent's Eric Campbell goes in search of brave ideas to save the world.

Carbon capture cost savings on the horizon

University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering researchers develop computational model to help identify improved membranes for capturing CO2 at coal-fired power plants.

Wall Street cleans up on 'clean' coal subsidies

While coal mining firms, utility companies and power consumers can benefit indirectly from the subsidy, the big winners are a diverse group of investors who identified the incentive as an easy way to make money.


Indiana watchdog seeks to limit charges for coal gasification plant

The Citizens Action Coalition filed testimony asking state regulators to demand a new accounting of how much ratepayers should be charged for Duke Energy’s coal gasification plant in Edwardsport, Indiana.

Congress extends tax breaks for clean energy — and carbon capture

Environment groups worry the carbon capture credits will just boost fossil fuels. The 'tax extenders’, meanwhile, cut some nuclear, solar and geothermal costs.

Fact Check: Trump’s State of the Union claim about the “war on coal”

President Obama didn't wage a "war on coal," as Trump has often claimed. Trump hasn't made the US an energy exporter. He also doesn't seem to have a good grasp on what "clean coal" is.


Pruitt was headed to ultra-efficient Japanese coal plant

U.S. EPA boss Scott Pruitt last weekend was slated to visit a Japanese plant that claims to be the world's most efficient coal-fired power producer. It's also known for its good looks.


Trump wants to lead on 'clean coal.' Here's what that means

If the Trump administration has a solution to the climate problem, it's that the world should use "clean" fossil fuels.


Cleaning up coal: Future or folly?

Is “clean coal” an oxymoron or an innovative energy source that will help us beat climate change?

Trump admin to launch 'clean coal' effort

The White House is launching an effort to expand the use of U.S. coal abroad by cooperating with countries that are highly reliant on the fossil fuel, an administration official told E&E News.
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