US Department of Energy

A High-Profile ‘Clean Coal’ Project Staggers, as Trump Seeks to Slash R&D Funds

President Trump has promised to revive the nation's coal industry, but proposed last month to slash funding to programs that might provide it a lifeline.

Published On 06/09/2017
2:00 PM EDT
T T he first attempt at building a “clean coal” power plant that captures its carbon dioxide before being burned is struggling to get up and running in Mississippi, as the Trump administration plans to sharply cut back funding for the technology.
Ratepayers are on the hook for about $2.9 billion and have already seen a 15 percent hike in their power bills.