Monthly Archives: June 2013


A process called “gasification” allows many of the impurities in coal to be removed before it is combusted to generate electricity Instead of directly burning coal, like traditional plants, the coal is gasified. As a gas, almost all pollutant-forming impurities can be removed. The coal gas can be made clean and burned in a gas Continue Reading

Clean Coal

Our overall air quality is better now than it was 30 years ago. Part of this success is due to efforts by the coal-based electricity industry to reduce emissions. Source: Coalition for Affordable and Reliable Energy Coal is increasingly less polluting Coal consumption trends to lower sulfur coal and sulfur dioxide emissions from U.S. coal-fired Continue Reading