Climate:

Coal research group head says carbon storage over emphasized as near term solution

With the Department of Energy making an 11th hour decision to rework its FutureGen carbon capture and storage project, and issues with investors mounting, is interest in CCS technology waning? During today's OnPoint, Ben Yamagata, director of the Coal Utilization Research Council, gives his take on how Congress should include CCS in upcoming climate change legislation. He explains why he believes DOE should pursue both the original version of FutureGen and the new version in order to address both near- and long-term issues. Yamagata also addresses some of the key public acceptance and investor confidence issues surrounding CCS technology.