14 Jul '11, 4pm

Nation's Top 'Clean Coal' Project Abandoned : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Nation's Top 'Clean Coal' Project Abandoned : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

American Electric Power has decided to table plans to build a full-scale carbon-capture plant at Mountaineer, a 31-year-old coal-fired plant in West Virginia, where the company has successfully captured and buried carbon dioxide in a small pilot program for two years. The technology had been heralded as the quickest solution to help the coal industry weather tougher federal limits on greenhouse gas emissions. But Congressional inaction on climate change diminished the incentives that had spurred A.E.P. to take the leap. Company officials, who plan an announcement on Thursday, said they were dropping the larger, $668 million project because they did not believe state regulators would let the company recover its costs by charging customers, thus leaving it no compelling regulatory or business reason to continue the program. Just a few things I'd like to note here -- First, c...

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