Flagship “clean coal” project abandoned, despite $7,5 billion investment
10 September 2017 | Written by La redazione
The Kemper County Energy Facility, conceived under President George W. Bush, promised to turn coal into cleaner-burning gas and provide a model for the future of coal. But after 11 years and $7.5 billion, the plant failed to produce commercially viable technology. The 580-megawatt Kemper plant had originally projected costs of $2.9 billion, after repeated setbacks, that figure ballooned to $7.5 billion.