Perry cheers coal carbon capture project in Texas

By Timothy Cama

The Hill (April 13, 2017)

 Energy Secretary Rick Perry attended an opening ceremony Thursday for a new carbon-capture project at a Texas coal-fired power plant, hailing it as a model of “clean coal.”

The Petra Nova project at the existing WA Parish Generating Station is the world’s largest carbon-capture facility, using a chemical process to remove carbon dioxide after coal is burned for electricity generation.

Perry, Texas’s former governor, joined current Gov. Greg Abbott (R) at the celebration, according to the Houston Chronicle.

He told attendees that the project is a major victory both for energy and the environment and is evidence that environmental protection doesn’t need to threaten the energy industry.

“We can and we will be stewards of both,” Perry said.



14. April 2017 by ACC
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