"Future Unclear for FutureGen 2.0 Carbon Capture and Storage Network"

"The Obama administration has decided to spend $1 billion in Recovery Act funds to build FutureGen 2.0, a clean coal repowering program and carbon dioxide storage network, in Illinois.

The new plan is a radical change from the original FutureGen project. Announced by the Bush administration in 2003, it was to have been the world's first near zero emissions, coal burning power plant. But in 2008, the Bush administration called a halt, saying the project would be too costly."

Environment News Service had the story August 17, 2010.

Thursday, August 19, 2010