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President Trump wants America to use more “clean coal” to make electricity. He hasn’t elaborated on what kind of coal that might be.
But there is, in fact, a way to capture and contain or reuse one of coal’s worst pollutants — carbon dioxide, which warms the atmosphere. Though “carbon capture” has been slow to catch on among those who run coal-fired power plants (despite billions spent on research), entrepreneurs are now starting to adapt the technology for natural gas — coal’s biggest competitor.