Dept.of Energy Pulls Support for Future-Gen and ‘Clean Coal’ Project

2 by Timothy Hurst

Dave Roberts at Grist just reported on this ginormous story. The Department of Energy has just announced that they are pulling the plug on the proposed Future-Gen test plant in Illinois. Future-Gen is all about 'clean coal'. And the biggest arguments from clean coal's supporters is that it coal is cheap. Why was Future-Gen shelved? It is too expensive! Where is 'clean coal' now?

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  • Nancy Cabe

    What the hell is the Dept of Energy doing by pulling support for the Future Gen project? Have they all lost their minds? Here the US is sitting with an abundance of coal and the Future Gen project is designed to produce power without adding carbon into the atmosphere (which is vital in this day and age of global warming). This Future Gen project sounds absolutely ideal as far as I am concerned! What can us little people do to move this forward? Who do we contact?

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