Key Issues in Ensuring Access to Energy, Protecting Energy Security, and Enhancing Environmental PerformanceIn the face of today’s environmental, economic, and energy challenges, it turns out our engineers may be just as important as our natural resources. Law and policy doubtless still matter. But what we’re building today lays the foundation for tomorrow’s innovative technological solutions. Future generations will reap the benefits of our investments in safe and secure supplies of electricity, meeting economic needs in balance with environmental goals.
These were just a few of the more thoughtful observations at the Atlantic Council and the Global CCS Institute’s event on advanced fossil energy technologies on Monday, September 9, 2013, in Washington, DC. The event focused on the state-of-the-art coal gasification and carbon capture plant currently being constructed in Kemper County, Mississippi, which will use locally-mined, low rank coal and capture of at least 65 percent of its carbon dioxide emissions for use in enhanced oil recovery operations.