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CO2 Capture

In coal-burning power plants, CO2 can be captured for transport to storage sites.

CO2 Capture and Sequestration

CO2 may be separated from other gases at coal-fired electric power plants and transported by pipeline to suitable storage sites.

CO2 Storage Areas

The United States has many areas, shown in pink, where geological formations are likely to be suitable for long-term carbon dioxide storage.…

Georgia gets more electricity from coal than any other source

CO2 Storage Areas

The United States has many areas, shown in pink, where geological formations are likely to be suitable for long-term carbon dioxide storage.…

CO2 From Power Plants

Visualization of CO2 emissions from U.S. power plants burning fossil fuels. Coal plants contribute over 80 percent of these emissions, which a…

Technologies exist to reduce CO2 emissions from coal power plants

China and India have lots of coal

The US has more than a 100-year coal supply

Coal is the least expensive fossil fuel

Low-carbon coal plants need more coal for the same power output

Cellulosic biofuel should take less fossil fuel to make than corn ethanol

About a third of the 2009 US corn crop became ethanol

Farming fuel crops may drive far-off deforestation and CO2 release

Fossil fuels supply about 80% of the energy in corn ethanol

Corn ethanol can cause more greenhouse pollution than gasoline

Federal law sets a minimum annual level of biofuel production

Cellulosic biofuel can be made from almost any plant matter

Using cellulosic ethanol instead of gasoline should reduce CO2 emissions

Many companies are planning mass production of cellulosic biofuels