Clean Coal Gets a Boost in Britain

A handful of British companies are on board with pricey technologiescoal gasification and carbon capturethat can greatly cut greenhouse gas emissions

SaskPower, a public utility in Canada's Saskatchewan province, recently spent about $17 million on an engineering feasibility study for a new coal power plant. Equipped with cutting-edge antipollution technology, it would have been the first commercial-scale coal plant to trap more than 95% of the carbon dioxide it produced—a vital advance in the race against global warming.

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