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Capturing Carbon Emissions

American Electric Power, the largest consumer of coal in the United States, is retrofitting its Mountaineer coal plant in New Haven, W.Va., to capture carbon emissions and store them underground. Here's how the electric utility plans to use carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology, which will account for 15 percent of its output, and some of the obstacles the industry faces implementing this new technology.


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