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Gasification Tech Council's Childress touts gasification as bridge to clean coal future

With several utility executives separating themselves from the hype surrounding carbon capture and storage technology, how viable will this and other "clean coal" technologies be in the future? During today's OnPoint, Jim Childress, executive director of the Gasification Technologies Council, explains how gasification technology fits into the broader discussion about the United States' energy policy. Childress addresses some of the major challenges facing his industry, including economic issues, legal issues and public acceptance hurdles. He also gives his take on the Department of Energy reworking its FutureGen project.