21st Century Technologies Are Virtually Eliminating Emissions from Coal
Energy, the economy and the environment – the 3Es – are the most crucial issues of our time. Through greater use of clean coal, nations can secure their energy supplies, create jobs and grow the economy while advancing climate goals.
In the United States, clean coal technologies have enabled coal used for electricity to triple since 1970 while the Gross Domestic Product has increased +100 percent. Even with increased economic activity, emissions have been reduced 90 percent thanks to tens of billions of dollars of investments in clean coal technologies. Continued advancements in technologies will lead to further improvement to achieve the ultimate goal of near-zero emissions.
There are a series of logical steps for advancing clean technologies, which include:
A Multi-step Process to Near-Zero Emissions
A Long-Term Approach to a Long-Term Challenge