Sen Cassidy presses DOE to move natural gas beyond the 'stepchild treatment' for carbon capture

Utility Dive: Regarding utility applications, the early inceptions of carbon capture applications were based around "clean coal" technologies, but the fundamentals of carbon capture applies to coal and natural gas generation.

"At the lab level, [DOE has] been looking at natural gas technologies for years," Jeff Bobeck, co-manager of the Carbon Capture Coalition at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, told Utility Dive. "The bulk of carbon capture technology issues apply to both coal and natural gas."

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