Discussion Questions: Clean Coal?
- How much coal do U.S. consumers use in one year? What percentage of electricity consumed in the U.S. comes from coal?
- What is the benefit of mixing coal with oxygen to create "clean" coal?
- What are the main differences between clean coal technology and traditional coal-fired power generation?
- What is meant by the term "carbon capture"? What are some of the obstacles and dangers associated with the carbon capture and storage? Can you identify some possible solutions?