Issue Date: October 29, 2007
Capturing Carbon And Saving Coal
CONFUSION ABOUNDS when gambling on coal's role in the carbon-constrained world of the future. Much hope has been pinned on a vision in which carbon dioxide is captured in various ways from coal-fired utilities, compressed and piped to an injection site, and pumped into geologic repositories deep in Earth.
This vision would allow coal to remain the top fuel for generating electricity in a world increasingly affected by climate change. Coal provides a little more . . .
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