U.S. unveils latest blueprint for clean coal plants
The U.S. Energy Department laid out plans to spend up to $1.3 billion on multiple “clean” coal-fired plants designed to capture carbon emissions and store them underground. The unveiling of the project kick-starts two weeks of public comment on the proposal.
The new proposal comes after the Energy Department killed an earlier plan that would have sited a plant in Mattoon, Illinois.
Rather than site the project in a single location, the department says it prefers to distribute the money out to several projects across the U.S.