Posts Tagged ‘coal environmental impact’

SMART TD’s Risch and others tell Congress not to forget carbon-capture tech

SMART Transportation Division National Legislative Director John Risch, pictured, along with Bob Perciasepe, president of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, and D. Michael Langford, national president of the Utility Workers Union of America, in an op-ed piece published Nov. 29 on thehill.com remind leaders in Congress not to overlook the job-creation potential of carbon-capture technology.John Risch Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers National Legislative Director

Follow this link to read the full column:  thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/362411-congress-heres-a-co2-smart-tax-fix-to-protect-create-jobs

Revolutionary technology may advance coal industry

As reported in E&E’s ClimateWire, a Houston-based, billion-dollar coal plant will soon have the largest carbon dioxide “capture and sequestration” system ever constructed within an existing coal plant.  The new technology will prevent carbon dioxide emissions from seeping into the environment through a sophisticated “capture system, which will filter out 90 percent of the carbon dioxide, along with particulates, sulfur oxides and nitrogen oxides.”  The project is on schedule, and the system is slated to be up and running by the end of this year. Read the complete article by E&E reporter, Umair Irfan, here.