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Coal and Carbon Capture & Storage

Coal and Carbon Capture & Storage“Clean” coal was the biggest financial winner in the House climate bill of 2009 that died in the Senate. The law would have financed the big upfront costs to capture and bury emissions. Now without a bridge to a clean future, the industry continues to face uncertainty and ever-more pressure from environmentalists.
Even while trade agreements brokered under Clinton helped China's economy to boom and brought Americans cheap goods, both nations have paid dearly.
Part 2 of 2 of a special report from the co-author of a forthcoming book, The People's Republic of...
Mar 6, 2014 | Read More

China is building massive industrial complexes in its rural areas to convert coal to synthetic fuel that could make the air in its megacities cleaner.

Air pollution benefits aside, these...

Feb 14, 2014 | Read More
Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon
The CCS drumbeat builds during Warsaw climate talks, as data reveal nearly 1,200 coal-burning plants are on the drawing boards amid record warming.
The smoldering debate over whether coal has a future in a low-carbon world has flared up with new...
Nov 22, 2013 | Read More
Ceres
Groundbreaking initiative is forcing an investor rethink: What's the value of fossil fuel stocks if companies must leave reserves in the ground?
A well-heeled coalition of investors is asking top fossil fuel companies to calculate the risks of...
Oct 24, 2013 | Read More
Peter Davidson
Peter Davidson, a former investment banker, takes the helm. 'The truth is not at all what the popular perception is,' he says.
Peter Davidson walked nervously toward a U.S. Senate conference room in Washington, D.C. A lanky...
Oct 3, 2013 | Read More
Lignite mining machine in Germany
The law, passed in 1937, allows mining firms to relocate residents, even entire villages, to gain access to shallow lignite seams.
If one can believe a recent BBC poll, Germany is the most admired country in the world. Germany's...
Oct 1, 2013 | Read More
EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy
Technology to capture and store carbon seen as indispensable for coal to compete with cleaner natural gas in a low-carbon era.
WASHINGTON—Two days before Gina McCarthy, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency...
Sep 23, 2013 | Read More
Mining operations of Consol Energy
Shareholder activists are concerned that fossil fuels could become unburnable because of climate laws—and they want firms to divulge the financial risks.
Two advocacy groups have come up with a new tactic to show how climate change—and laws to deal with...
Mar 7, 2013 | Read More
Gina McCarthy
In past speeches, the expected nominee for EPA administrator has pushed for tough climate policies and reached out to help industry prepare.
President Obama's expected choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency is Gina McCarthy, who...
Feb 27, 2013 | Read More
Likely DOE nominee Ernest Moniz has already drawn fire from some environmentalists for being pro-industry. But his speeches reveal a more nuanced position.
The likely nomination of nuclear physicist Ernest Moniz to lead the Department of Energy has drawn...
Feb 21, 2013 | Read More