Coal-Fired Power Plants with Carbon Capture and Storage

The report was prepared by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for the US Department of Energy, to assess the ability of carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technology to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the power generation sector.

Utilities and policymakers are considering implementation of CCS technology on new and existing coal plants, as it has the potential to reduce CO2 emissions by 70% to 80% on a life-cycle basis.

The study states implementation of CCS systems will have social, economic and environmental impacts beyond curbing greenhouse gas emissions, which must be considered to achieve sustainable energy generation.