Is Clean Worth the Green?

Monday - 3/16/2009, 9:37am EDT

Mark Gaffigan

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What does the future hold for clean coal technology? In 2003, the Department of Energy began a project called "Future Gen". This involves building a coal-powered energy plant that would capture and store much of the carbon dioxide emitted by burning coal. DOE was concerned about rising costs, however, and restructured Future Gen. The Government Accountability Office was asked to look at the project, and Mark Gaffigan, Director of Natural Resources and Environment Issues at the congressional watchdog, explains what they found and what they recommend.