April 9, 2015
Clean Coal Technology
What technology is powering your future?
The answer: clean coal technology. Coal powers more electricity around the world than any other fuel and is increasingly important to our energy future. In fact, coal is expected to become the world's largest energy source in coming years, surpassing oil.
Coal is an abundant, reliable and affordable fuel source, representing 55 percent of proven global energy reserves. Coal will continue to be essential for fueling low-cost electricity and remains an essential ingredient in the world's steel supply.
Today's clean coal technologies transform the way coal is used into high-efficiency energy systems that reduce key emissions. In the United States, use of coal for electricity has increased 170 percent alongside a doubling of GDP since 1970. During this time, key emission rates per megawatt hour took a steep, 90 percent decline, all thanks to the power of technology.
That's a remarkable environmental success story, and improvements continue year after year.
Click here to watch the latest video from the Advanced Energy for Life campaign, to learn more about today's clean coal technologies.
Source: Advanced Energy For Life