FIGURE 5.3 Advanced coal plants with carbon dioxide capture and sequestration have to be developed in parallel to be deployed by 2020. SOURCE: Energy Technology Assessment Center of the Electric Power Research Institute.

better option. “Both of those are good principles,” Moniz said. “However, in our view, they are overwritten by the urgency of getting the race going…. We need to find a way of building on the work that has been done with FutureGen [while moving toward] a portfolio that emphasizes good commercial practice and multiple technology demonstrations.” The highest priority at present, said Moniz, is to move aggressively to demonstrate sequestration at scale.

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