US intensifies efforts to develop clean coal, carbon capture

The administration of US President Barack Obama is intensifying its efforts to develop clean coal technologies and carbon capture and storage, which are seen as vital to US efforts to build a balanced energy portfolio.

In an interview to be published in Energy Risk’s September issue, Dr James Markowsky, assistant secretary for fossil energy at the Department of Energy (DoE), highlighted the $3.4 billion allocated to support carbon capture and storage demonstrations under the 2009 American Recove