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Title:
Coal-fired power plants and carbon dioxide issues
Series:
Environmental science, engineering and technology

Energy policies, politics and prices

Environmental science, engineering and technology series

Energy policies, politics and prices series
Publication Information:
New York : Nova Science Publishers, c2011
Physical Description:
ix, 152 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN:
9781611220544

9781611223729
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Any comprehensive approach to substantially reduce greenhouse gases must address the world's dependency on coal for one-quarter of its energy demand, including almost half of its electricity demand. To maintain coal in the world's energy mix in a carbon-constrained future would require development of a technology to capture and store its carbon dioxide emissions. This situation suggests to some that any greenhouse gas reduction program be delayed until such carbon capture technology has been demonstrated. However, technological innovation and the demands of a carbon control regime are interlinked; a technology policy is no substitute for environmental policy and should be developed in concert with it. This book explores developing a means to control coal-derived greenhouse gas emissions which is an imperative if serious reductions in world-wide emissions are to occur in the foreseeable future.


Table of Contents

Preface
Capturing CO2 from Coal-Fired Power Plants: Challenges for a Comprehensive Strategy
Coal Power Plants: Opportunities Exist for DOE to Provide Better Information on the Maturity of Key Technologies to Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions
Clean Coal: DOE's Decision to Restructure FutureGen Should Be Based on a Comprehensive Analysis of Costs, Benefits, and Risks
Index