Thursday, July 14, 2011

Permanent end to CO2 sequestration at Mountaineer?

According to this article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, American Electric Power will announce today its intention...

to table plans to build a full-scale carbon-capture plant at Mountaineer, a 31-year-old coal-fired plant in West Virginia, where the company has successfully captured and buried carbon dioxide in a small pilot program for two years.
The stated reason: uncertainty that regulators would allow it to recover the costs involved in building full-scale unit to capture carbon dioxide before it goes out the stack.
More later today as the news develops.