US: Coal Plants Could Be Much Cleaner

Author: Kenneth J. Stier, New York Times, Published on: 23 May 2005

...most new [coal-burning power] plants - about nine out of 10 on the drawing board - will not use integrated gasification combined-cycle technology. The reason is fairly simple. A plant with the low-pollution, high-efficiency technology demonstrated at the Tampa Electric plant [part of TECO Energy] is about 20 percent more expensive to build than a conventional plant that burns pulverized coal. [also refers to General Electric, Bechtel, Cinergy, FutureGen]

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Related companies: Bechtel Cinergy (now Duke Energy) General Electric TECO Energy