In Search of Clean Coal

In Search of Clean Coal

Postby Oscar » Sat Dec 23, 2006 8:47 am

In Search of Clean Coal

In light of Ontario retreating from its plan to phase out coal, Pembina has updated its 1991 assessment of combustion technologies for electricity.

Is coal any cleaner?

Not according to the results of our recent analysis. Although there has been some advancement in coal technologies such as Integration Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC), none of the coal technologies are as favorable in terms of environmental performance as natural gas.

Although there are some opportunities to combine IGCC with carbon capture and storage technologies, this solution is unproven.

Read A Comparison of Combustion Technologies for Electricity Generation 2006 Update
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