Electric Utilities Adopt Coal Emissions Scrubbers While the Industry Tests Carbon Capture and Clean Coal Technologies, Business and Industry Trends Analysis

While coal is an abundant resource in many parts of the world, it is generally burned in a manner that creates significant amounts of air pollution.  On a global scale, the burning of coal produces more carbon dioxide than any other fossil fuel source.  “Clean coal” technologies have been developed, but advanced technologies are enormously expensive. In the U.S., coal comes from several different regions.  The Northern Appalachian area of the Eastern U.S. and the Illinois Basin in the Midwest produce coal that is high in sulfur, which emits more pollutants.  In contrast are the enormous stores of coal in…

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