Fossil Fuels. Pace and Focus of the Clean Coal Technology Program Need to Be Assessed
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC RESOURCES COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIV
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Coal, one of the nations most abundant energy resources, provides about 25 percent of the nations energy needs. At the same time, however, emissions resulting from the burning of coal are major contributors to air pollution problems, particularly acid rain. The Department of Energys DOE clean Coal Technology CCT program was established in 1984 to provide financial assistance to industry-up to 50 percent of a projects cost-in demonstrating the commercial applications of emerging clean coal technologies that would enhance the use of coal, but in both a more efficient and environmentally acceptable manner.
- Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
- Non-electrical Energy Conversion
- Air Pollution and Control