Sen. Dorgan Will Seek Funding for Clean Coal
May 12, 2008 11:00 AM | Posted by Patrick Greissing | Topic(s): Federal Policy/Programs
, Clean Tech
At a hearing late last week to discuss FutureGen, Sen. Dorgan (D-ND) made it clear that, whether FutureGen happens or not, the coal industry must receive funding for clean coal projects. During the hearing, he said, "FutureGen or not, in order for us work through this climate change and energy intersection we have come to, we have to use coal." He hopes to do so through the Clean Coal Power Initiative. This initiative, created by President Bush in 2002, focuses on decreasing sulfur, nitrogen and mercury emissions from current coal fired plants and increasing efficiency.